Country music star Alan Jackson is set to be honoured with the prestigious Founders Award at the ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) Country Music Awards next month (Sep10).
The I'll Try hitmaker will be feted at the organisation's 48th annual ceremony, held at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee on 14 September (10).
The event will honour songwriters and publishers of ASCAP's most performed country songs from 1 April, 2009 through 31 March, 2010.
The Founders Award is one of ASCAP's top prizes, handed to stars who have "made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators".
Past recipients include Sir Paul MCCartney, Garth Brooks, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel and Smokey Robinson.