Par­ton to get life­time achieve­ment award

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Coun­try star Dolly Par­ton will re­ceive the Wil­lie Nel­son Life­time Achieve­ment Award at the up­com­ing 50th an­nual Coun­try Mu­sic As­so­ci­a­tion Awards.

Par­ton will re­ceive the award in Nashville, Tenn., on Nov. 2, the CMA said Tues­day. The show will air on ABC.

Par­ton, who wrote “I Will Al­ways Love You” and “9 to 5,” is a nine-time CMA win­ner, in­clud­ing en­ter­tainer of the year.

CMA CEO Sarah Tra­h­ern said in a state­ment that Par­ton is a “trail­blazer who con­tin­ues to en­chant and cap­ti­vate fans around the world.”

Ap­pear­ing on “Jimmy Kim­mel Live” on Mon­day, Par­ton told the host that she and Nel­son ar­rived in Nashville around the same time in 1964, that they had writ­ing and record deals with the same com­pa­nies, and that they wrote songs to­gether.

Nel­son was the first re­cip­i­ent of the award, pre­sented in 2012. It hon­ors an artist who has achieved na­tional and in­ter­na­tional fame through per­for­mances, phi­lan­thropy, hu­man­i­tar­ian ef­forts and record sales. Pre­vi­ous re­cip­i­ents also in­clude Kenny Rogers and Johnny Cash.

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Dolly Par­ton will re­ceive the Wil­lie Nel­son Life­time Achieve­ment Award at the CMA Awards on Nov. 2.

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