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Rogers receives Nelson award

Monday, October 28, 2013 – Kenny Rogers will receive The Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award during The 47th Annual CMA Awards on Nov. 6.

The just inducted Country Music Hall of Fame member will be honored with a tribute featuring Jennifer Nettles, Rascal Flatts and Darius Rucker.

"Kenny Rogers is a living legend and Country Music trailblazer," said Ed Hardy, President of the CMA Board of Directors."He is more than deserving of this honor and what is sure to be a stellar tribute. He represents everything that this Award was intended to recognize when we initiated it last year with Willie."

Rogers is a five-time CMA Awards winner with 23 career nominations. Rogers has sold more than 120 million records worldwide, recorded 24 number one songs and 12 number one albums.

The award, presented for the first time last year to its namesake, was created and meant to be presented to an iconic artist who has attained the highest degree of recognition in country. The award recognizes an artist who has achieved both national and international prominence and stature through concert performances, humanitarian efforts, philanthropy, record sales and public representation at the highest level.


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