Alan Jackson To Receive The Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award At The CMAs
Country superstar Alan Jackson has just added yet another accolade to his extensive list. Not even a month after taking home his CMT Artist Of A Lifetime award, the titan was just announced as the recipient of CMA's prestigious Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. Named in honor of Willie Nelson, another influential pioneer of the genre, the award recognizes artists with the highest levels of achievements in country music.
With over sixty music videos, fifty top 10 hits, and thirty-five #1 singles, Jackson has been making his mark on country music for several decades. He holds over thirty years of membership in the Grand Ole Opry, as well as induction into the Country Music Hall Of Fame and Songwriters' Hall Of Fame. He is best known for timeless classic hits, such as "Drive For Daddy Gene" and "It's 5:00 Somewhere." Previously, the CMAs have honored him sixteen times, including with two Video Of The Year awards with "Chattahoochee" and "Midnight in Montgomery." To this day, he keeps himself busy with his art - just last year, he released his latest album, Where Have You Gone.
Jackson will receive his award during the CMAs' 56th annual ceremony on November 9th. ABC will air the event live from Nashville's iconic Bridgestone arena, at 8:00 p.m. EST that day. Following his acceptance speech, four current country stars - Lainey Wilson, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, and Jon Pardi - will deliver a tribute performance to Jackson.
CMA has chosen a true legend to receive this award, giving him a well-deserved celebration for his numerous achievements. Jackson's career has impacted country music, and the industry at large, for more than thirty years. With the recent announcement, CMA starts strong on its winner choices for this year.