NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Country music has a new king.

Randy Travis was honored for the grand impact he has had on country music.

The annual Keith Whitley Fingerprint on Country Music Award was held in Nashville for the first time on Friday night.

The organization is dedicated to preserving the music and legacy of country music artist Keith Whitley along with others how made great music along side him.

On top of the yearly awards, Friends of Keith Whitley provides scholarships to promising young musicians.

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