There is no arguing that Shania Twain has made an impact in country music. Selling over 75 million records worldwide, making her one of the best-selling artists of all-time, and opening doors for female artists that followed—Shania Twain has made her mark.
There’s one more mark to be added to her list of accomplishments. Shania will become the first female artist to receive CMT’s Artist of a Lifetime Award for her tremendous impact and achievements in country music.
Shania, who follows in the footsteps of past recipients Kenny Rogers (2015) and Merle Haggard (2014), will collect her award when CMT Artists of the Year show premieres Oct. 20 on CMT at 9p.m. ET.
The CMT Artists of the Year show will feature performances, tributes and toasts to five of country’s top artists—selected by CMT—who have dominated CMT’s platforms for the past 12 months. Those five artists chosen this year are Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett. Additionally, Kelsea Ballerini will be honored with the second annual Artists of the Year Break Out Award.
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