Kenny Rogers to Receive “Artist of a Lifetime” Award at the 2015 CMT Artists of the Year Event This December

Piper Ferguson
Piper Ferguson
Piper Ferguson

Today, CMT announced that legendary country superstarKenny Rogerswill receive the prestigious Artist of a Lifetime award presented by Ram Trucks during the sixth annual CMT Artists of the Year, the definitive year-end party, live from Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville onWednesday, December 2at 8pm ET/PT. Rogers is only the second recipient of the award withMerle Haggardreceiving the inaugural honor in 2014.

“You go through your life and your career and you try to do the right things and make the right decisions. You dont always do that, but I have been very lucky. I am grateful for it all. This is a great honor and one I highly treasure. Being in with Merle Haggard on anything is always a thrill. To CMT, the fans, and all who made this incredible award possible, I cant thank you enough, said Rogers.

The sixth-annual 90-minute special will feature once-in-a-lifetime performances, unexpected tributes and unforgettable toasts as the biggest stars of music, film and television gather to celebrate the five artists selected by CMT as the top artists of the year:Luke Bryan, Blake Shelton, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt and Little Big Town. These artists collectively dominated the last 12 months ruling CMTs platforms and country radio, scoring chart-topping album and singles, and selling out arenas around the country. Additional performers, presenters, and special guests will be announced at a later date.

They join an overgrowing prestigious list of past CMT Artists of the Year honorees that includesJason Aldean (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), Kenny Chesney (2011, 2012),Eric Church (2012),Hunter Hayes (2013),Toby Keith (2012),Lady Antebellum (2010, 2011),Miranda Lambert (2012, 2014),Tim McGraw (2013),Brad Paisley (2011),Taylor Swift (2010, 2011),Carrie Underwood (2010, 2012),Keith Urban (2014)andZac Brown Band (2010).

Previous CMT Artist of the Year performances have includedAdeleandDarius RuckerperformingLady AntebellumsNeed You Now,Lionel RichieandLuke Bryans mashup of Oh No and All Night Long, andMaroon 5coveringTaylor SwiftsMine. The show has featured appearances byEllenDeGeneres,Matthew McConaughey,Selena Gomez,Billy Bob Thornton,Roger Clemens,Morgan Freemanand more.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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