Dolly Parton to receive lifetime award

Associated Press | Published: 20:23, Oct 05,2016 | Updated: 20:50, Oct 05,2016

Dolly Parton
In this June 15, 2016 file photo, Dolly Parton performs in concert during her Pure & Simple Tour in Philadelphia. – AP file photo

Country star Dolly Parton will receive the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the upcoming 50th annual Country Music Association Awards.

Parton will receive the award in Nashville on November 2, the CMA said Tuesday. The show will air on ABC. Parton, who wrote 'I Will Always Love You' and '9 to 5,' is a nine-time CMA winner, including entertainer of the year.

Nelson was the first recipient of the award, presented in 2012. It honors an artist who has achieved national and international fame through performances, philanthropy, humanitarian efforts and record sales. Previous recipients also include Kenny Rogers and Johnny Cash.

CMA CEO Sarah Trahern said in a statement that Parton is a 'trailblazer who continues to enchant and captivate fans around the world.'


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