Dolly Parton to receive CMA's Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award

August 31, 2016Live at Five at 4At an age when most people are retiring and living the quiet life, Dolly Parton is busier than ever with a new album, a tour, and a made-for-tv movie on NBC. Plus, her theme park Dollywood is gearing up for 2 big festival

NASHVILLE - This fall, music legend Dolly Parton will add another piece of hardware to her crowded trophy shelf.

During the 50th annual CMA Awards, which will be held at Bridgestone Arena and broadcast live on ABC on Nov. 2, Parton will be presented with the Country Music Association's Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award.

According to the CMA website, this award "recognizes an artist who has achieved both national and international prominence and stature through concert performances, humanitarian efforts, philanthropy, record sales, and public representation at the highest level...artists receiving this award must have positively impacted and contributed to the growth of the genre throughout a course of years that have proven to have an unprecedented and provides historical impact on fans and industry alike."

Willie Nelson was the first recipient of the award, which was created in 2012. Previous honorees include Kenny Rogers and Johnny Cash.


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