October 05, 2016 - 5:39 AM
NASHVILLE - Canadian country superstar Shania Twain will be the first woman to receive CMT's Artist of a Lifetime award.
Past recipients include legendary artists Kenny Rogers and Merle Haggard.
Twain will be honoured at the seventh annual "CMT Artists of the Year" celebration airing Oct. 20 at 9 p.m. ET. on CMT.
She was chosen for her "indelible impact and achievements in country music."
The five-time Grammy winner has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide, and remains the top-selling female country artist of all time.
The 90-minute special will be taped live at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center and will celebrate five acts selected by CMT as the top artists of the year: Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett.
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