West News Wire: At the Country Music Association Awards in November, country music icon Alan Jackson will be presented with the CMA Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.

The member of the Country Music Hall of Fame who has songs like “Chattahoochee” and “It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere” joins Nelson, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, and Charley Pride in receiving the honor.

An all-star Jackson tribute will feature Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, Carrie Underwood, and Lainey Wilson on Nov. 9’s CMA Awards.

While selling millions of CDs and racking up dozens of successes in the 1990s, the Georgia-born neo-traditionalist contested the subgenre’s commercial tendencies. He has three times received the CMA Entertainer of the Year award and has been honored with induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

The tall and lanky Grammy winner, who turned 64 this year, has been touring, but revealed last year that he had a degenerative nerve condition that affects his balance.

“A three-time CMA Entertainer of the Year, he is responsible for so many iconic moments in CMA Awards history,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer, in a statement on Thursday. “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.”

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