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CMT Names Country Music Icon Alan Jackson ‘Artist of a Lifetime’ Featured by Ram Trucks at 2022 ‘CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR’ Celebration

First starred specials on Friday October 14 at 9 p.m. / 8 p.m.
of the Nashville Schermerhorn Symphony

NASHVILLE –– CMT today announced that country superstar Alan Jackson will receive the “Artist of a Lifetime” award presented by Ram Trucks during “CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR 2022,” premiering Friday, October 14 at 9 p.m./ 8 a.m. on CMT. Jackson will join the illustrious ranks of previous “Lifetime” winners Randy Travis (2021), Reba McEntire (2019), Loretta Lynn (2018), Shania Twain (2016), Kenny Rogers (2015) and Merle Haggard (2014) as he is celebrated by his peers for a remarkable career spanning more than three decades.

“I believe I have made more videos than anyone, and I know how important they have been in bringing my songs to life for the fans, so thank you CMT for all these years and for this sweet honour” , Jackson said. “I’m very proud.”

“We are honored to recognize the incomparable Alan Jackson as CMT’s ‘Artist of a Lifetime’ this year. For over thirty years, his traditional sound, iconic voice and beloved catalog of music have captivated audiences around the world and his talent as a recording artist and songwriter is simply unmatched.” said CMT Producers. “From his beginnings in Newnan, Georgia, to filling the biggest stages in the world, Alan has led fans on a musical journey that has proven to be a reflection of their own lives. As his songs continue to inspire new generations of fans, we are privileged to celebrate his lifetime of accomplishments.

The 2022 “CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR,” hailing from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, will pay tribute to Jackson and previously announced winners Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Walker Hayes with never-before-seen special performances, guest special and congratulatory moments. Additional winners, performers and presenters for the 90-minute special will be announced in the coming weeks.

A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and inductee into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Jackson’s storied career has produced a staggering 35 No. 1 hits and nearly 60 million sales worldwide, including the iconic songs “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow “, “Chattahoochee” and “Don’t move the jukebox.” For more than 30 years, his music has entertained (“It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere”), touched hearts (“Drive (For Daddy Gene)”) and reflected the emotions and experiences of many (“Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning), “Remember When”) giving it a revered place in country music history. His remarkable career includes a long list of accolades, including more than 30 years of membership in the Grand Ole Opry, three CMA Artist of the Year honors, two GRAMMYs and the Heritage Award as a country singer-songwriter. most played in the ASCAP Top 100. years. Jackson recently released the critically acclaimed album, Where Have You Gone, and continues to delight audiences on his sold-out Last Call: One More For The Road tour.

Jackson’s history with CMT runs deep. He has directed and released nearly 60 iconic music videos, starting with his debut single… two of which were honored as CMA Video of the Year (“Chattahoochee” and “Midnight in Montgomery”), another recognized as an ACM Video of the Year (“Driving (for Dad Gene)”). It was honored as “CMT Giant” in 2008 and received the inaugural Impact Award at the 2014 “CMT MUSIC AWARDS”. Jackson also ranked No. 1 on the “40 Greatest Songs of the Decade” lists. from CMT and CMT’s fan-voted “20 Greatest Men in Country Music.”

2022 “CMT ARTISTS OF THE YEAR” is produced by Margaret Comeaux of CMT and John Hamlin of Switched On Entertainment. Executives in charge of production are Jackie Barba and Heather D. Graffagnino. Leslie Fram is Executive Talent Manager; Shanna Strassberg is a talent producer.