The country superstar becomes only the sixth artist to earn the honor.
Three-time reigning entertainer of the year Jason Aldean will receive the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award at the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards on April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Aldean, who will perform at the show, becomes the sixth artist to receive the award, following Marty Robbins (1969), Loretta Lynn (1979), Alabama (1988), Garth Brooks (1998) and George Strait (2008). The award, which honors an outstanding artist who has dominated country music over the decade, was renamed the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award after Clark died in 2012, in recognition of his many years as the ACM Awards producer and early host.
"This is probably one of the coolest awards I’ve ever been given," Aldean says in a statement. "My heroes are on this list, something I can’t really even wrap my head around being part of. But, man, I’m proud to be getting it -- it’s for everyone who stuck with us and supported us through the years.”