Music legend Randy Travis will be honored with the “Artist of a Lifetime” award at CMT‘s annual “Artists of the Year” event on October 13.
The celebration will air Live from Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center at 9p/8c on CMT.
Responding to the news, Travis said, “To think you receive a Lifetime Achievement award for sharing your heart with the world through music is really beyond words of gratitude. CMT has been so good to me throughout my career and I’m happy they believe I gave something in return. I’m blessed and most thankful.”
Travis is one of the biggest multi-genre record sellers of all time and a recent inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame class of 2016. His honors include seven Grammy Awards, 11 Academy of Country Music statuettes, 10 American Music Awards, two People’s Choice awards, seven Music City News awards, eight Dove Awards from the Gospel Music Association and five Country Music Association honors.
“Randy’s unmistakable, traditional country sound has shaped multiple generations and we’re honored to celebrate this deserved lifetime honor with him,” said Leslie Fram, Senior Vice President, Music & Talent, CMT.
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