Wednesday, March 6, 2019
– Jason Aldean will receive the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award and perform at the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards.
This award will be presented to the 13-time ACM Award winner for 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. He joins five other honorees that have received the ACM Artist of the Decade Award - 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 2012, 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."
The awards telecast, hosted by Reba McEntire, will be held April 7.