Mike Curb was one of 12 new inductees to the Musicians Hall of Fame announced Monday. Curb was the recipient of the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum’s Non-Performing Award. Curb has been an essential benefactor to Belmont University through his generous donations to support the Curb Event Center and the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, among other efforts.
Curb 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 ’70s, 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 to Nashville and formed Curb Records with country recording artists including Wynonna Judd, LeAnn Rimes, Hank Williams, Jr., Rodney Atkins and Tim McGraw.
Other new inductees included Barbara Mandrell, Peter Frampton, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, Buddy Guy and Roy Orbison.