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Hank Williams Jr. will be honored with the "Johnny Cash Visionary Award" at the 2006 CMT Music Awards, April 10, CMT has announced.

Hank Williams Jr. photo by Jesse Grant/JPI

The special award recognizes artists for their innovative and groundbreaking music videos, along with their extraordinary music vision. Past winners have included Johnny Cash and last year's honoree, Loretta Lynn. Hank Jr. won the first CMA Award for Music Video of the Year in 1985 for "All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight," which featured cameo appearances by Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, rock guitarist George Thorogood and more. The 2006 CMT Music Awards airs Monday night, April 10, on CMT, live from Nashville, at 8 p.m. ET.

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