Longtime CMA Awards Director Honored

Walter C. Miller, a television director who has been associated with the CMA Awards since 1970, was presented with the CMA President’s Award on Wednesday (Oct. 3) to recognize his dedication to the organization. The annual award is given at the discretion of the president of the board of the Country Music Association. This year, artist manager Clarence Spalding presented the trophy to Miller, who was named executive producer of the CMA Awards in 2005. “Walter’s contributions to the CMA Awards can be felt in every detail and second of the program,” Spalding said. “He has dedicated himself to delivering an awards broadcast that reflects the best of our industry and the artists. He cares deeply and protects the prestige of the program absolutely.”