Alan Jackson was awarded with the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2022 Country Music Association Awards, which he received.
The 64-year-old country music performer received the honor during the show at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, on Wednesday night.
He said that “Country music is something I have liked all my life, and I discovered that as I got older”.
He continued, "I love the instruments, the steel guitars, and the fiddles and so on that made this genre its own to me. I love the lyrics, the songs, the melodies, the harmonies."
The "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" hitmaker concluded his remarks to his wife Denise thanking her, "We've always known each other for 40 or so wonderful years."
"I'm probably not by far the easiest person to love, but she's stuck with me during hard times and shares good times with us. However, both the good and the bad we face, the happy and sad, have been too much for us at times. I just want to thank her because she's continued to shoulder our challenges so that I may live."
Before the award ceremony, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Jon Pardi, and Lainey Wilson paid homage to Michael Jackson on stage.