Launched in the Summer of 2011, The C.R. Ecker Band has notched 20 award wins and/or nominations, including a 'Best Country song win at L.A. Music Awards and 'Best Christian' song at Hollywood Music in Media. Additionally, the group led by Charles Ecker, its songwriter, earned a 'Silver Star' at the Independent Country Music Association by means of a member vote and entry into the Starliner's Europe Hall of Fame after three "Country Band of the Year" and multi-genre "Song of the Year top honors.
A big feather in its cap, according to Ecker, was recognition by Reverbnation for achieving a record 9 1/2 months in the L.A. Country Top Ten. Save for two weeks at #11 in early October, 2011, the band stayed in the Top 10 for one year, beginning December 1, 2014.