Legendary duo will also perform on the 2nd annual Country Music Awards show airing live from Los Angeles Sunday, May 1, on FOX
Previous NASH Icon recipient Reba McEntire to present award to longtime friends, collaborators
Superstar country duo Brooks & Dunn will receive the NASH Icon Award Presented by Ford F-Series, and will perform at the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards airing live from the Forum in Inglewood, California, Sunday, May 1 (8-10 p.m. ET live), on FOX.
Reba McEntire, recipient of the 2014 NASH Icon Award and longtime friend of Brooks & Dunn, will present the award, which is given to an artist whose extraordinary talent has influenced generations of musicians, and honors the accomplishments and artistry of the recipient.
"Brooks & Dunn have indelibly etched their legacy as the biggest-selling duo in country music history," executive producer Mark Bracco said. "Their outstanding career achievements have influenced legions of artists and fans alike, and we're proud to recognize their tremendous success and ongoing musical impact with this well-deserved award."
Brooks & Dunn join previously announced performers Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Cam, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Martina McBride, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and Carrie Underwood.
With 23 career chart-toppers and 30 million albums sold, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, of the country duo Brooks & Dunn, are the best-selling duo in country music history. They have amassed more than 80 industry awards, including two Grammy Awards, 20 Country Music Association trophies and 27 Academy of Country Music honors, making them the most-awarded act in ACM history. They have been named Entertainer of the Year four times collectively by the ACM and CMA. Since their debut in 1991, Brooks & Dunn have remained among country music's most popular touring acts, a testament both to their showmanship and to their status as one of the true bedrock artists of country music.
Reba is a household name across music, television, film, theater and retail. The Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member is one of the most successful female recording artists in history, selling more than 56 million albums worldwide and garnering 35 No. 1 singles over her illustrious 40-year career. The Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame inductee has won 15 American Music Awards, 13 ACM Awards, nine People's Choice Awards, seven CMA Awards and two Grammy Awards, among other honors. Her latest offering, the chart-topping "Love Somebody" (Nash Icon Records), solidified Reba with the most No. 1 Billboard top country albums among women and scored the biggest single sales debut of her career with the lead single, "Going Out Like That."
The trio will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in May for "REBA, BROOKS & DUNN: Together in Vegas," already selling out all 18 consecutive shows for over 75,000 fans.