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Canadian country star Shania Twain to receive CMT Artist of a Lifetime award

Singer-songwriter Shania Twain performs in concert during her "Rock This Country Tour 2015" at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, in Philadelphia. Canadian country superstar Shania Twain will be the first woman to receive CMT's Artist of a Lifetime award. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Invision, AP, Owen Sweeney
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.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2016
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