The Country Music Association has announced that chart-topping superstar Alan Jackson will be the recipient of the 2022 Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.
Jackson will accept the honor during the 56th annual CMA Awards, to be broadcast live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 9 on ABC.
Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, Carrie Underwood and Lainey Wilson will take the stage for an all-star tribute to the Country Music Hall of Fame member.
The CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award is given to an iconic artist who has attained the highest degree of recognition in Country Music.
Jackson has released more than 20 albums and collections-including forays into gospel and bluegrass-nine of which went multi-Platinum with 2 million or more in sales.
He has charted 35 No. 1 hits, sold nearly 60 million albums, and is among the genre’s most decorated and respected figures, with more than 150 awards.
“A three-time CMA Entertainer of the Year, he is responsible for so many iconic moments in CMA Awards history,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “Just as Alan has been influenced by many Country legends throughout his career, he too has inspired a generation of artists to stay true to the authenticity of Country Music.”
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