Named after the legendary Porter Waggoner, the prestigious lifetime achievement honor is reserved for individuals who are considered the most valuable contributors to the heritage of American roots music.
Since his 1991 debut, Lauderdale has recorded nearly 30 albums and has worked with a range of music legends including Ralph Stanley, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Patty Loveless, Elvis Costello, Lucinda Williams and Buddy Miller.
Lauderdale has hosted the Honors & Awards for 14 years, and he won the Association’s first Artist of the Year award.
His creative relationship with Strait started when the Country Music Hall of Famer recorded “The of Broken Hearts” and “Where the Sidewalk Ends” for the multi-platinum selling Pure Country soundtrack.
Here's a full list of Jim Lauderdale songs recorded by George Strait:
"The King of Broken Hearts" from Pure Country
"Where the Sidewalk Ends" from Pure Country
"I Wasn't Fooling Around" from Easy Come, Easy Go
"Stay Out of My Arms" from Easy Come, Easy Go
"Nobody Has to Get Hurt" from Lead On
"What Am I Waiting For" from Lead On
"Do the Right Thing" from Blue Clear Sky
"We Really Shouldn't Be Doing This" from One Step at a Time/Latest Greatest Straitest Hits
"One of You" from Always Never the Same
"What Do You Say to That" from Always Never the Same
"Don't Make Me Come Over There (and Love You)" from George Strait
"She Used to Say That to Me" from Honkytonkville
"Twang" from Twang
"I Gotta Get to You" from Twang