Why Alan Jackson left the 2016 CMA Awards

Alan Jackson: From CMA Awards Exit to Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement

One of the guests returning to the event is Alan Jackson, who will receive the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. However, the organizers of the event will undoubtedly be crossing their fingers that everything goes smoothly with his attendance.

Country icon Alan Jackson, set to receive the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, made headlines in 2016 when he left the CMA Awards.

Opposition to Pop Stars: Before the event, Jackson expressed his opposition to pop stars at country music award shows, hoping for a genuine country music celebration.

Storming Out: During Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks’ performance, Jackson walked out of the ceremony, unhappy with the mix of genres.

This Year’s Event: With stars like Jessica Chastain and Mookie Betts presenting awards, Jackson might not be thrilled this year. However, a lineup of talented performers is sure to entertain the audience.