Dolly Parton To Recieve The Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award

Dolly Parton has been named as the 2016 recipient of the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be presented during the upcoming 50th Annual CMA Awards in Nashville. The prestigious award was established to recognize an artist who has reached both national and international prominence through their concert performances, humanitarian efforts, philanthropy and record sales. The 50th Annual CMA Awards will air live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 2 at 8:00 PM ET on ABC.


·       Past recipients of the rare Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award are Nelson (2012), Kenny Rogers (2013), and Johnny Cash(2015).

August 12th: On This Day

On this day in 1969, Johnny Cash’s album Johnny Cash At San Quentin was Certified Gold. The album was Cash’s 31st release and was the follow-up to his At Folsom Prison. The album was nominated for multiple Grammys, including Album of the Year and won Best Male Country Vocal Performance for “A Boy Named Sue.”

The album would be Certified Triple Platinum on by the RIAA in 2003.

May 18th: On This Day

On this day back in 1986, the made-for-tv movie Stagecoach starring Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings and John Schneider first aired. The movie is a remake of the 1939 classic of the same name. Kris Kristofferson plays the Ringo Kid, originally played by the legendary John Wayne. Willie Nelson portrays the infamous Doc Holliday, while Johnny Cash plays Marshal Curly Wilcox and Waylon Jennings plays Hatfield, the gambler.

May 2nd: On This Day

On this day in 1985, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson’s album The Highway Man was released. The album was released after their collective single “Highway Man” went number one. “Highway Man” was followed up by  the Top 20 hit “Desperados Waiting for a Train.” The album would top the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums chart.

The foursome would go on to be called The Highway Men.

August 17th: On This Day

On this day in 1985, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson – collectively known as The Highwaymen- topped the chart with their song “Highway Man.” The song spent a total 20 weeks on the chart and finished 1985 as the 5th country song in terms of airplay. “Highway Man” also earned songwriter Jimmy Webb a Grammy Award for “Best Country Song.”


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