Randy Travis to receive “Artist of a Lifetime” Honor at CMT’s “Artist of the Year” Event


through Marcus K. Dowling

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On October 13, at CMT’s annual Artist of the Year event, music legend Randy Travis will receive the Artist of a Lifetime Award presented by The Ram Truck Brand. The celebration will be broadcast LIVE from the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville at 9p / 8c on CMT.

Travis is one of the greatest multi-genre record sellers of all time and was recently inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2016. His accolades 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 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards and five Country Music Association accolades.

“To think that you are receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award for sharing your heart with the world through music is truly beyond words of gratitude. CMT has been so good to me throughout my career and I’m happy they believe I’ve given something back. I am blessed and very grateful, ”shared the singer of“ Forever and Ever, Amen ”.

Travis’ story with CMT includes headlining “CMT Crossroads” in a 2012 CMT Music Awards nominated showcase with the Avett Brothers. Additionally, he appeared on “CMT Cross Country” alongside Josh Turner and served as a mentor for CMT’s “Music City Madness” talent search in 2008.

Travis joins the illustrious ranks of previous “Lifetime” winners, including Reba McEntire (2019), Loretta Lynn (2018), Shania Twain (2016), Kenny Rogers (2015) and Merle Haggard (2014). “It is a privilege to announce that Randy Travis is the recipient of this year’s CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award. His historic multi-genre career highlights his extraordinary talent, determination and enduring influence on country music and beyond, ”said Leslie Fram, Senior Vice President, Music and Talent, CMT. “Randy’s unique and traditional country sound has shaped generations and we are honored to celebrate this life-time honor with him.”

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