Mike Curb is the first Musicians Hall of Fame Industry Icon Award Inductee. He started out writing music for TV and film before creating his first record label in 1963. Later, he merged his company with MGM and became president of MGM Records and Verve Records.
In the 70’s, Curb wrote for and produced Roy Orbison, the Osmond Family, Lou Rawls, and Sammy Davis, Jr. In 1994, the former Lieutenant Governor of California moved t Nashville and formed Curb Records with country recodring artists including Wyonna Judd, LeAnn Rimes, Hank Williams, Jr., Rodney Atkins, and Tim McGraw. Along with running Curb Records, Mike is also a civic leader and benefactor for many organizations including higher learning institutions that have helped ensure the entertainment industry will survive in perpetuity.