Jason Aldean to Receive Artist of the Decade Award at 54th Academy of Country Music Awards: Exclusive

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The nation celebrity turns into solely the sixth artist to earn the honour.

Three-time reigning entertainer of the yr Jason Aldean will obtain the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award on the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7 on the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Aldean, who will carry out on the present, turns into the sixth artist to obtain the award, following Marty Robbins (1969), Loretta Lynn (1979), Alabama (1988), Garth Brooks (1998) and George Strait (2008). The award, which honors an impressive artist who has dominated nation music over the last decade, was renamed the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award after Clark died in 2012, in recognition of his a few years because the ACM Awards producer and early host.

"This might be one of many coolest awards I’ve ever been given," Aldean says in a press release. "My heroes are on this checklist, one thing I can’t actually even wrap my head round being a part of. But, man, I’m proud to be getting it — it’s for everybody who caught with us and supported us by means of the years.”

Aldean, the reigning ACM entertainer of the yr, is barely the second nation act, following Rascal Flatts, to attain 4 consecutive chart-toppers on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart. He's charted 16 No. 1s on Billboard's Country Airplay chart and bought greater than 18 million albums, based on his label, Broken Bow Records. He routinely sells out stadiums and had bought greater than 10 million live performance tickets. His Ride All Night Tour kicks off May three.

The Academy’s particular awards committee deliberates the candidates for Artist of the Decade earlier than choosing one identify to place forth earlier than the Academy board. For the primary time this yr, managers, labels and artists have been in a position to submit names of potential contenders.

“On behalf of our particular awards committee, our board of administrators and Academy employees, we prolong our congratulations to Jason and his complete workforce on this landmark profession achievement,” mentioned Pete Fisher, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “We sit up for celebrating Jason’s outstanding profession at our 54th annual awards in Las Vegas.”

The awards telecast, hosted by Reba McEntire, honors artists for his or her achievements in 2018. Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers leads all artists with 10 nominations, adopted by Chris Stapleton and Dan + Shay’s Shay Mooney with six. The present airs dwell at eight p.m. ET on CBS.