NASHVILLE, TN Tuesday Apr.4.2006 /netmusiccountdown.com/ -- CMT honors country music icon and king of the common man Hank Williams, Jr. with the "Johnny Cash Visionary Award," presenting it to him at the 2006 CMT Music Awards, airing live Monday, April 10th.

Williams joins an elite circle of gifted performers to have received this prestigious mark of distinction, including Loretta Lynn (2005), Reba McEntire (2004), Johnny Cash (2003) and the Dixie Chicks (2002).

CMT's "Johnny Cash Visionary Award" recognizes an artist's extraordinary musical vision, innovative and groundbreaking music videos, and pioneering initiatives in entertainment.

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