Jason Aldean Named ACM Artist of the Decade

Jason Aldean Named ACM Artist of the Decade

The Academy of Country Music revealed that Jason Aldean will receive the ACM Artist of the Decade Award at the upcoming 54th ACM Awards on April 7.

Jason, who is a three-time—and reigning—ACM Entertainer of the Year and 13-time ACM Award winner, joins five past winners of the prestigious Artist of the Decade Award: Marty Robbins (1969), Loretta Lynn (1979), Alabama (1988), Garth Brooks (1998) and George Strait (2008).

“This is probably one of the coolest awards I’ve ever been given,” said Jason. “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.”

In addition, the Academy announced that Jason will perform at the upcoming ACM Awards, which will be hosted by Reba McEntire in Las Vegas on April 7.

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