Jason Aldean Folllows in Footsteps of Garth Brooks, George Strait & More!

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Jason Aldean is set to receive Dick Clark's 'Artist Of the Decade' award at the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards!

Aldean is the 6th artist to be deemed 'Artist of the Decade' by ACM. Previous recipients include: Marty Robbins (1969), Loretta Lynn (1979), Alabama (1988), Garth Brooks (1998) and George Strait (2008).

"This is probably one of the coolest awards I’ve ever been given," Aldean told Billboard. "My heroes are on this list, something I can’t really even wrap my head around being part of. But, man, I’m proud to be getting it -- it’s for everyone who stuck with us and supported us through the years.”  

The award show will take place on April 7th at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada. Aldean will also scheduled to give a special performance at the show.

“On behalf of our special awards committee, our board of directors and Academy staff, we extend our congratulations to Jason and his entire team on this landmark career achievement,” Pete Fisher, CEO of the Academy of Country Music told Billboard. “We look forward to celebrating Jason’s remarkable career at our 54th annual awards in Las Vegas.”

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