This award recognizes a Country artist who has undeniably redefined the pinnacle of success in the genre by achieving prominence through concert performances, consumption numbers, record sales, and/or other significant industry achievements at levels unique for Country Music.
The artist has also attained the highest degree of recognition within the broad expanse of music worldwide, and their talent and presence will have a long-term positive impact on the appreciation of Country Music for generations to come.
This award is not intended to be given annually and is distinct from awards recognizing a lifetime body of work.
2005 Garth Brooks
2013 Taylor Swift
2016 Kenny Chesney