Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson has spent the year out on his Last Call Tour, just released a coffee table book, and launched his own brand of whiskey. Now, he’s adding another accolade to his award-winning career. On Friday, October 14, Alan will receive the “Artist of a Lifetime” honor during the annual CMT Artist of the Year presentation. Previous recipients include Reba, Merle Haggard, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Loretta Lynn, and Shania Twain.
Alan Jackson has given us some of the most iconic music videos of all-time including two that have taken the CMA Award for Music Video of the Year with the ‘90s staple “Chattahoochee” and the black and white masterpiece “Midnight In Montgomery.” Plus, the creative clip for “Drive (For Daddy Gene) won the ACM Video of the Year in 2002. His video count totals over 60! Remember when he released the VHS “Here in The Reel World” that featured his earlier videos?
“I believe I’ve made more videos than just about anybody, and I know how important they have been in bringing my songs to life for the fans, so thank you CMT for all the years and for this sweet honor,” Jackson says. “I’m very proud.”
The CMT Artists of the Year will also recognize Carly Pearce, Luke Combs, Kane Brown, Cody Johnson, and Walker Hayes for their successful year in country music and beyond. You can watch the show when it airs on CMT at 9/8 C on Friday, October 14. You won’t want to miss the all-star collaborations and surprise moments!