Alan Jackson Honored With CMA Joe Talbot Award

Pictured (L-R): Sarah Trahern,Chief Executive Officer, CMA; Alan Jackson and Cindy Mabe, President, UMG Nashville. Photo: Chris Hollo/Grand Ole Opry

Alan Jackson was recently honored with the Country Music Association’s Joe Talbot Award on Friday (Jan. 17) following his performance at the Ryman Auditorium. The Joe Talbot Award honors outstanding leadership and contributions to the preservation and advancement of country music’s values and traditions.

“Alan Jackson has always stayed true to his roots,” said CMA Chief Executive Officer Sarah Trahern. “That’s why fans love him and it’s how he’s made such a considerable impact on our genre.”

Jackson is the fourth artist to be recognized with this award. Previous recipients include Merle Haggard, George Jones and Marty Stuart. This award has been presented to seven individuals since 2001, including Nashville business leader Kitty Moon Emery, Louise Scruggs, Janette Carter, and the award’s namesake, steel guitar player and music industry exec Joe Talbot. Jackson is a 16-time CMA Awards winner and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2017.

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