Sponsored By

Mike Curb

  • Songwriter, producer, and record company owner
  • Member of the Musicians Hall of Fame and Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • Helped establish The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, the largest college at Belmont University

Mike Curb, California's former lieutenant governor and acting governor, is one of the most prominent figures in the entertainment world and presides over his own independent record label, one of the largest in the nation, that has launched the careers of numerous stars. During a distinguished career spanning more than 45 years, Curb has earned multi-faceted success as a songwriter, producer, and record company owner, covering a wide range of musical styles.

As an individual, he has written more than 400 songs, and received countless music industry awards, including the prestigious Overall Producer of the Year Award from Billboard magazine in 1972.

Some of Curb's early success also came in composing and producing songs and soundtracks for movies. In all, Curb has composed or supervised music for more than 50 motion picture soundtracks.

As the founder and Chairman of Curb Records, Curb's company has produced more than 300 No. 1 records.

In 1969, Curb merged his company with MGM Records and became president of the MGM Co.

Curb serves as chairman of the Mike Curb Family Foundation which supports music education and works to restore historic music industry locations, in addition to supporting many Nashville community projects. He is also chairman of gospel music powerhouse Word Entertainment, which was Billboard magazine's Overall Top Imprint in that genre for 2006.

In 2007, Curb was honored as Nashvillian of the Year for his continued work to benefit the city, including establishing The Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, the largest college at Belmont University.


Inducted to the Music City Walk of Fame on April 19, 2009.