DOUBLE HONOURS FOR TONY BYWORTH
Recognition from Nashville and Austin
Although he may be semi-retired these days, Tony Byworth hasn’t been forgotten! The closing weeks of 2011 provided him with career recognition from two major centres of country music – Nashville, Tennessee and Austin, Texas.
On November 12, on the occasion of his 70th birthday, the journalist and former pr was honoured in Texas with a flag flown at the State Capitol in Austin in recognition of his many years of support for Texas music. Cited as “a True Statesman and Friend of Texas Music”, he was subsequently presented with the Lone Star flag and a certificate celebrating the event by the State of Texas House of Representatives, signed Rod Welsh, Sergeant-at-Arms, on November 13, 2011.
Then, the following month, Byworth was named December’s Member of the Month by the Country Music Association in Nashville, with an article featured in the Association’s Close-Up magazine. It also appears on the CMA’s website –www.cmaworld.com/News/CMA-Close-Up – throughout the month.
Launched in April 2011, CMA Close Up honours a Member of the Month by recognizing individual constituents and their achievements. Tony Byworth is the first international member to receive the honour and the article concludes with glowing praise from one of his long-time clients, Garth Brooks.