Alabama Honored With CMA Pinnacle Award During Live Performance

During a special moment of the four-day-long CMA Fest, which wrapped up last night, the legendary country band Alabama graced the Nissan Stadium Main Stage to deliver a remarkable performance as part of the festival’s 50th Anniversary celebration. However, their contribution went beyond a mere performance, as the group was also honored with the prestigious CMA Pinnacle Award.

Following their performance, Dierks Bentley presented them with the prestigious Pinnacle Award from the Country Music Association to the two remaining founding members of the band.

He acknowledged their groundbreaking achievement as one of the first country acts to grace stadiums and highlighted their ongoing success in filling massive venues, even to this day after a career spanning over five decades.

The CMA Pinnacle Award is given to an artist or group that has achieved the pinnacle of success by attaining prominence through their live shows, impressive sales figures, record-breaking hits, and other notable milestones in country music. Given Alabama’s remarkable track record, which includes an astounding 40 number one hits and a streak of 21 consecutive singles reaching the top spot between 1980 and 1987, along with 12 top-10 albums, it is evident that they are more than deserving of this recognition.

Established in 2005, the first recipient of the Pinnacle Award was Garth Brooks. Since then, only two other artists have been honored with this honor— Taylor Swift in 2013 and Kenny Chesney in 2016.