VINCE GILL TO RECEIVE CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
14-time Grammy winner Vince Gill will receive the Country Weekly Career Acievement Award on this year's TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards.
The event will be hosted by country diva Lee Ann Womack and NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw, and will be broadcast live from Nashville on Wednesday, June 13.
"Vince is a top-notch musician, a loyal supporter of his Nashville hometown and a flag-waver for country music and the traditions on which it is built, and he's always been quick to pitch in whenever he felt his talent could help a worthy cause," says Sheri Warnke, Vice President and Publisher of Country Weekly Magazine. "And despite all his success, he's a down-to-earth class act who's guided not by the spotlight, but by a desire to be a solid citizen, a guardian of country's musical flame, and a genuinely good person."
The Country Weekly Career Achievement Award is presented to a living country music artist whose professional career spans 15 years or more, and whose songs and performances have made a lasting contribution to country music. The recipient is selected by writers and editors of the Country Weekly staff, and is based on fan nominations.