Ron Sakamoto -- a CMA Board member and famed Country Music promoter and businessman -- received a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal last week in honor of his significant contributions and achievements as a Canadian.
The medal commemorates the 2012 celebrations of the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne in the United Kingdom. Versions of the medal are presented in the UK, Canada and some other countries. The Canadian medal honors Canadians who have made a significant contribution to Canada and its countrymen over the past 60 years.
“I feel very honored to receive this award," Sakamoto said. "I want to thank my wife Joyce, my family,
all of my business acquaintances and friends who inspire me daily to do what I do. For that I am grateful and thankful."
After 48 years of experience in the music business, Sakamoto, of Gold & Gold Productions, has also recently launched Sakamoto Entertainment, an artist procurement, representation and event production company.
Ron has won 17 consecutive Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Promoter/Talent Buyer of the Year Awards, and in 2010 they named the prestigious award after him. He has also received two CMA International Promoter/Talent Buyer of the Year Awards.