(Webster) Legendary country star Kenny Rogers will be receiving the "Artist of a Lifetime" award during the sixth annual "CMT Artists of the Year" event which will be televised live from Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville on December 2 at 8pm ET/PT.
Rogers is only the second recipient of the award with Merle Haggard receiving the inaugural honor in 2014. He had the following to say about receiving the honor, "You go through your life and your career and you try to do the right things and make the right decisions. You don't 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 can't thank you enough."
The sixth-annual 90-minute special will 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.
Rogers is currently on the road for his North American "One Again It's Christmas Tour".
Christmas Tour Dates:
11/18 Rath Eastlink Cetre - Truro, NS, Canada
11/20 Pepsi Centre - Corner Brook, NL, Canada
11/21 Clarenville Events Centre - Clarenville, NL, Canada
11/22 Mile One Centre - St. John's, NL, Canada
11/27 Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield - Northfield, Ohio
11/28 Star Plaza Theater - Merrillville, Ind.
11/29 Honeywell Center - Wabash, Ala.
11/30 Hulman Center - Indiana State - Terre Haute, Ind.
12/01 US Cellular Center - Cedar Rapids, Iowa
12/03 Divots Conference Center - Norfolk, Neb.
12/04 North Star Mohican Casino Showroom - Bowler, Wi.
12/05 FireKeepers Casino - Event Center - Battle Creek, Mich.
12/06 The Colosseum at Ceasars Windsor - Windsor, ON, Canada
12/08 Paramount Arts Center - Ashland, Ky.
12/10 State Theatre - New Brunswick, N.J.
12/11 Westchester County Center - White Plains, Ala.
12/12 Mohegan Sun Arena - Uncasville, Conn.
12/13 Cross Insurance Center - Banger, Maine
12/15 Maryland Theater - Hagerstown, Md.
12/16 Berglund Center- Roanoke, Va.
12/17 Turning Stone Resort & Casino Event Center - Verona, N.Y.
12/18 Valley Forge Casino Resort - King Of Prussia, Pa.
12/19 Bergen Performing Arts Center - Englewood, N.J.
12/20 The Capitol Center for the Arts - Concord, N.H.
12/22 Warner Theater - Erie, Pa.
12/23 NYCB Theatre at Westbury - Westbury, N.Y.
2016 Tour Dates:
01/18 The Country Music Cruise - Ochos Rios, Jamaica
01/29 Horseshoe Bossier City - Bossier City, La.
01/30 Crockett Civic Center - Crockett, Texas