Reba McEntire joins good company on Wed., Oct. 16, when she will become the fifth-ever Artist of a Lifetime recipient during the annual CMT Artists of the Year event. The award dates back to 2014, and has been won by Merle Haggard, Kenny Rogers, Shania Twain and Loretta Lynn.

“I have loved entertaining people since I was a little girl and after being in the music business more than 40 years, I’m still having so much fun! For CMT to recognize me as the Artist of A Lifetime is pretty special,” says McEntire in a press release.

The 10th annual event, hosted at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, will air live on CMT as a 90-minute special. In addition to McEntire, five Artists of the Year--Carrie Underwood, Dan + Shay, Kane Brown, Luke Combs and Thomas Rhett-- will be honored through surprise musical pairings.

McEntire’s latest honor adds to a trophy case stocked with 16 ACM awards, 15 American Music Awards, 9 People’s Choice awards, 6 CMA awards, 3 Grammys, GMA Dove Awards and 2018 Kennedy Center Honors, as well as Grand Ole Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame memberships.

It's one of at least two chances this fall to watch McEntire at an industry event broadcast on live television. She will co-host ABC's Nov. 13 broadcast of the CMA Awards alongside Underwood and Dolly Parton.

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