The CMA has revealed its recipient of the 2022 CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award - Alan Jackson.
Jackson will accept the honor during the 56th Annual CMA Awards, which takes place live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, November 9th.
Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, Carrie Underwood and Lainey Wilson will take part in an all-star tribute performance to the Country Music Hall of Fame member exclusively at the awards.
“We are thrilled to honor Alan Jackson this year with the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award,” says Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer.
“A three-time CMA Entertainer of the Year, he is responsible for so many iconic moments in CMA Awards history," Trahern continues. "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".
Previous recipients of the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award have included Willie Nelson, Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Kris Kristofferson, Charley Pride and Loretta Lynn.
The Country Music Association has already announced the nominees for their awards, with Lainey Wilson leading the way with six nominations.
Other top nominees include Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, and Chris Stapleton, along with songwriter and producer Shane McAnally, who each have five nominations.
Cody Johnson and songwriter Josh Osborne have four nominations each. Luke Combs, HARDY, Miranda Lambert (who continues her reign as the most nominated female of all time with 61 nominations), Midland and Carrie Underwood have picked up three nominations apiece.
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