The Academy of Country Music will present Willie Nelson with its Gene Weed Special Achievement Award during the 39th annual ACM Awards May 26 in Las Vegas.

The Academy of Country Music will present Willie Nelson with its Gene Weed Special Achievement Award during the 39th annual ACM Awards May 26 in Las Vegas.

The award recognizes unprecedented, unique and outstanding individual achievement in country music. It has only been presented four other times in the ACM's history.

Past winners include George Strait and Garth Brooks.

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