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Dolly Parton to receive lifetime award at 50th annual CMAs

FILE - In this June 15, 2016 file photo, Dolly Parton performs in concert during her Pure & Simple Tour in Philadelphia. Parton will receive the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 50th annual Country Music Association Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on Nov. 2. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)
October 04, 2016 - 11:36 AM

NASHVILLE - 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 Nov. 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 honours 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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