CRB Will Honor Sonny James

Sonny James, 72, will receive the Country Radio Broadcasters Career Achievement Award June 27 in Nashville. An Alabama native, the “Southern Gentleman,” as James billed himself, scored a major country and pop hit in early 1957 with “Young Love.” He dominated the country charts from 1964-1972, recording pop songs in a country style. Among his hits were “I’ll Never Find Another You,” “Born to Be With You” and “Only the Lonely.” He will receive the CRB award during the annual Country Music DJ Hall of Fame ceremonies. 04/23/02