The Country Music Association has announced its 2022 CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award recipients—chart-topping country music superstars. Alan Jackson. Jackson will receive the award “56m Annual CMA Awards, Broadcasting live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, November 9, on ABC. Dierks Bentley, John Purdy, Carrie Underwood And Lenny Wilson The Country Music Hall of Fame member will take the CMA Awards stage for an all-star tribute. Don’t miss the “56th Annual CMA Awards,” hosted by Luke Bryan and Peyton Manning, live from Nashville WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC.
“We are thrilled to honor Alan Jackson this year with the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Traherne. “A three-time CMA Entertainer of the Year, he is responsible for many iconic moments in the history of the CMA Awards. Just as Alan has been influenced by many country legends throughout his career, he has inspired a generation of artists to stay true to him. Country Music Authenticity. We Dierks, John , are so excited to bring Carrie and Lenny together on stage at the CMA Awards in what must be an incredible and touching tribute to an artist they each deeply admire. It’s been a privilege to work with Alan over the years, and I’m delighted that we’ll be celebrating him next month. Honored with the milestone award.”
The CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award is for an iconic artist who has achieved the highest degree in country music. The award was established to recognize an artist who has achieved national and international prominence and status through concert performances, humanitarian efforts, philanthropy, record sales and public representation at the highest levels. This award-winning artist has positively influenced and contributed to the growth of the genre over the years which has had an unprecedented historical impact on fans and the industry alike.
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), Charlie Pride (2020) and Loretta Lynn (2020). ) 2021).
Jackson’s unparalleled status as a singer and songwriter flourished by tipping his hat deeply to the legends of his youth and boldly embracing his roots. Throughout his impressive career, he has blended old and new into a unique style that is urban and rural, rugged and raw, and appeals to a large sector of country music listeners who reflect on the past for its musical influences.
Jackson has released more than 20 albums and collections – including forays into gospel and bluegrass – nine of which have gone multiplatinum in sales of 2 million or more. These albums led to one of the most decorated careers in country music, including three CMA Entertainer of the Year Awards (1995, 2002, 2003), two Grammys.® Awards and memberships in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry, the Honorable Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Georgia Music Hall of Fame. Jackson was given the first ASCAP Heritage Award (2014) by the performance rights organization, recognizing him as the most performed country music songwriter-artist of the past 100 years. Jackson has charted 35 No. 1 hits, sold nearly 60 million albums, and is one of the genre’s most decorated and honored figures with more than 150 awards.
About the CMA Awards
The first “CMA Awards Banquet and Show” was held in 1967 The following year, the CMA Awards aired for the first time—making it the longest-running annual music awards show on network television. The CMA Awards have aired on ABC since 2006. ABC is the network home of the CMA Awards and the CMA’s other two televised features, “CMA Fest” and “CMA Country Christmas.”