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George Strait Tells Us the One Thing He Regrets Most in His Career

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The 51st Annual ASCAP Awards took place downtown Monday night. It's a night for the performing rights organization to honor its hit songwriters. Each year one ASCAP writer gets the highest award they hand out: the Founders Award. This year it goes to George Strait. He is nicknamed "King George" for a good reason. Sixty #1 hits, endless honors and awards, and at this point in his career the nominations are still coming. He is nominated for CMA's Entertainer of the Year to be given out Wednesday. Tonight Strait received the Founders Award, which is the most prestigious honor that ASCAP presents to songwriters and composers. Part of receiving that award means well known artists got up and sang some of Strait's most well known songs. Garth Brooks sang a medley of songs. Alan Jackson sang "Let's Fall to Pieces Together" and Lee Ann Womack sang "Troubadour". Strait says that he was shocked to get the call saying he received such a high honor.

Past recipients include Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart, Steven Tyler, Stevie Wonder and more. Awards were also given for Country Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and the top 5 country songs of the year.

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