Alan Jackson To Receive The Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award At This Year’s CMA Awards

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David McClister

Talk about well deserved.

Alan Jackson has been a staple of country music for over 30 years, and hasn’t really missed a beat since he first hit the country music scene.

The guy still plays a ton of shows, and not to mention, he released what he described as the “country-est” album he’s put together in his whole career last year, Where Have You Gone, which is a testament of his longevity as a premiere entertainer in the country music world.

Needless to say, this guy deserves as much recognition (if not more) as the other ’90s country greats like George Strait and Garth Brooks.

With that being said, ol’ Alan continues to get some much deserved recognition, and we’re talking about the highest level of recognition you can achieve in mainstream country music, as he’s the recipient of the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award for this year’s CMA Awards on Wednesday, November 9th.

CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern expressed her excitement for Jackson’s achievement:

“We are thrilled to honor Alan Jackson this year with the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. A three-time CMA Entertainer of the Year, he is responsible for so many iconic moments in CMA Awards history.

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.

We are so excited to bring Dierks, Jon, Carrie and Lainey together on the CMA Awards stage for what will surely be an incredible and touching tribute to an artist they each deeply admire.

Having had the great fortune of working with Alan over the years, I am delighted we are honoring him with this milestone award next month.” 

For those who aren’t too familiar, the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award is for an iconic artist who has attained the highest degree of recognition. The award recognizes artists who’ve reached the highest level of both national and international prominence, through concert performances, humanitarian efforts, philanthropy, streaming numbers, record sales, and public representation.

Previous recipients of the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award include Willie Nelson (2012), Kenny Rogers (2013), Johnny Cash (2015), Dolly Parton (2016), Kris Kristofferson (2019), Charley Pride (2020), and Loretta Lynn (2021).

Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, Carrie Underwood and Lainey Wilson are to take the stage for an all-star tribute to the legend, himself.

You love to see it.

Pretty good for the small town southern man from Newnan, Georgia…

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