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The Academy of Country named Jason Aldean as the Artist of the Decade today.

Jason said on Instagram, “Truly honored to be receiving the @acmawards Dick Clark Artist of the Decade award this year. Just wanna thank Country Radio and the Country Music fan base for all the support over the years! It has been a crazy and unbelievable ride to get here and it has changed my life. This is the proudest moment of my professional career and I hope we are just getting started!” #ACMawards

Aldean will receive the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award and perform at the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards.

The awards telecast, hosted by Reba McEntire, will air LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET / delayed PT on CBS.

This award will be presented to the 13-time ACM Award winner for an outstanding country music artist or duo/group who has dominated country music over the decade, through success at radio, digital media, sales and streaming, distinguishing events, touring, television appearances, and artistic merit.

He joins only five other honorees that have received the ACM Artist of the Decade Award, which include Marty Robbins in 1969, Loretta Lynn in 1979, Alabama in 1988, Garth Brooks in 1998 and George Strait in 2008.

-Nancy Brooks