Strait to Receive ACM Special Achievement Honor

George Strait will receive the Academy of Country Music’s special achievement award during the organization’s 38th annual awards show. Strait will be recognized for scoring 50 No. 1 hits, breaking the late Conway Twitty’s long-standing record of 49 chart-topping singles. Strait achieved the landmark with his recent single, “She’ll Leave You With a Smile.” Strait becomes only the fourth recipient of the ACM’s special achievement award. Previous honorees include Garth Brooks, Jeff Foxworthy and the late singer-comedian George Burns. This year’s ACM Awards show takes place May 21 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Reba McEntire will host the live telecast on CBS. 04/09/03