Parton to get lifetime achievement award
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.
Dolly Parton will receive the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the CMA Awards on Nov. 2.