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Jason Aldean To Receive Artist Of The Decade Award At The 54th ACMs

The three-time ACMs Entertainer of the Year will also perform at the event.
Posted on Mar 6, 2019 | 09:00am
Jason Aldean is no stranger to taking home the coveted cowboy hat trophies at Country Music's Party of the Year®. But at this year's 54th Academy of Country Music Awards™, he's going to receive the ultimate honor: being named the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade.

During the 54th ACM Awards®, hosted by Reba McEntire and airing live from MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, Apr. 7 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access, the 13-time ACM Award winner will be honored for being an outstanding country music artist or duo/group who has dominated country music over the decade, through success at radio, digital media, sales, and streaming, distinguishing events, touring, television appearances, and artistic merit.

READ: 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards: The Complete List Of Nominees

On top of selling out arenas and stadiums, Aldean has enjoyed 22 #1 chart-toppers and has defined the genre's 21st century as RIAA's top digital male country artist of all time: the "You Make It Easy" hitmaker has had more than 4 billion digital streams.

Not to mention he's only the second country act in history to score four consecutive #1 albums on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart!

Aldean joins only five other honorees who have received the ACM Artist of the Decade Award, which include Marty Robbins in 1969, Loretta Lynn in 1979, Alabama in 1988, Garth Brooks in 1998, and George Strait in 2008.

This Award was renamed the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award after Clark passed away in 2018, in recognition of his many years as the ACM Awards producer and early host.

"This is probably one of the coolest awards I've ever been given," said Aldean. "My heroes are on this list, something I can't really even wrap my head around being part of. But, man, I'm proud to be getting it—it's for everyone who stuck with us and supported us through the years."

STREAM: The 2019 ACMs On Sunday, April 7 On CBS All Access

"On behalf of our Special Awards Committee, our Board of Directors and Academy staff, we extend our congratulations to Jason and his entire team on this landmark career achievement," said Pete Fisher, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. "We look forward to celebrating Jason's remarkable career at our 54th annual awards in Las Vegas."

Stay tuned for more information on the 54th ACM Awards, including performers and presenters, in the weeks to come.

Watch the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards™, hosted by Reba McEntire, live on Sunday, Apr. 7 at 8/7c on CBS and CBS All Access.