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The honor is presented to a businessperson who best demonstrates the spirit of America through significant contributions in government, education and/or civic and charitable organizations. Charlie received the award at the Executives-in Residence program at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. "Charlie is a successful businessman with more than 50 years in the music business and a working ranch," said Dr, Jim Burton, business dean at the university. "He has dedicated considerable time and talent to entertaining and building the morale of American servicemen and women, and he never fails to honor their service and dedication."