Alan Jackson Will Receive ASCAP’s Founders Award

Alan Jackson will receive ASCAP’s Founders Award during the performing rights organization’s annual Country Music Awards on Sept. 14. The award is given to musicians who have “made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators,” according to a release. The gala also honors the songwriters and publishers of the year’s most-performed songs, along with honoring the songwriter, songwriter/artist, song and publisher of the year with ASCAP affiliations. The invitation-only event will take place at the War Memorial Auditorium in downtown Nashville.