Shania Twain to receive Artist of a Lifetime award at CMT Artists of the Year

Shania Twain will soon add CMT's "Artist of a Lifetime" honour to her long list of accolades. The country music television station has announced that the Canadian singer's contribution to music will be celebrated at a star-packed ceremony on Oct. 20.

Shania will be the first woman recipient of the award, which has been handed out to country greats like Kenny Rogers and Merle Haggard.


The Canadian singer will be honoured on Oct. 20 in Nashville.

Now in its seventh year, the CMT Artists of the Year ceremony celebrates five of country music's hottest acts. Joining Shania at the party will be this year's selections Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett.

With more than 75 million sold worldwide, five GRAMMY trophies, 12 Junos, nine Billboard awards and two CMAs, Shania is definitely worthy of the title "Artist of a Lifetime."

Shania received the Order of Canada in 2005.

The signer was also named to the Order of Canada in 2005, an honour that she says truly surprised her. "I was very humbled [by the honour] and just very proud," she told reporters following her presentation ceremony in Ottawa.

The mother of one took to twitter earlier today to celebrate another career highlight - the 14th anniversary of the debut of the music video for her hit song "I'm Gonna Getcha Good!"

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