- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 26, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Kenny Chesney will receive the Pinnacle Award during the 50th annual Country Music Association Awards, joining Garth Brooks and Taylor Swift as the only recipients.

The award, created in 2005, recognizes an artist who has achieved global prominence through performances and record sales and the highest degree of recognition. Over his career, Chesney has eight CMA awards, including four entertainer of the year awards. His new album, “Cosmic Hallelujah,” comes out Friday and features a hit duet “Setting the World on Fire” with Pink.

Chesney has 28 No. 1 country songs and has sold in excess of 30 million albums. He is considered one of music’s top touring artists.

The CMA Awards will air live from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Nov. 2 on ABC.

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