It was revealed this week that Clint Black is this year's recipient of the Stephen Bruton Award in Fort Worth, TX. The award was presented to Black by Don Henley, at the 10th Annual Lone Star Film Festival.

The award is presented annually to celebrate exceptional artists whose careers include artistic expression in film or television. Previous recipients include Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, Lyle Lovett, Ray Benson, and Betty Buckley.

“It is incredibly humbling to be recognized for my life’s work, even though it’s still a work-in-progress”, said Black. “Adding to the great honor, the award’s namesake is one of our best loved and most talented musicians and songwriters, Stephen Bruton. I’m so grateful for all of the support that has led to this moment, especially from my fans who have been there for every album and acting gig along the way. And in receiving this honor, I’m especially grateful to Don (Henley) for taking time out of his schedule to be there. His work has had a huge impact on me and it adds some mighty fine icing to an already great moment in my career.”

Black has sold more than 20 million albums and charted nearly two dozen No. 1 singles including.