Shania Twain to Receive Artist of a Lifetime Honor at 2016 CMT Artists of the Year


Man! Shania Twain is the woman.

Twain will be honored as the CMT Artist of a Lifetime Award during the 2016 CMT Artists of the Year celebration. Twain is the first female to receive the honor. Previous winners were Kenny Rogers and Merle Haggard.

Twain, a five-time GRAMMY winner, was selected for her indelible impact and achievements in country music. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide and U.S. sales topping 34.5 million, she remains the top-selling female country artist of all time. Her 1997 release Come on Over has sold more than 15.6 million copies, making it the No. 1 top-selling country album, the No. 1 top-selling album by a female in any genre and the No. 2 best-selling album overall in SoundScan history.

According to Instagram, Maddie & Tae will be honoring Twain with a special performance during the show .

The 90-minute special will feature once-in-a-lifetime performances, tributes and unforgettable toasts as some of the biggest stars of music, film and television gather to celebrate the five artists selected by CMT as the top artists of the year: Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Florida Georgia Line, Luke Bryan and Thomas Rhett.

The show will air on CMT on October 20.