Taylor Swift will receive the CMA's Pinnacle Award
The honor goes to an artist who "has achieved both national and international prominence through concert performances and record sales at levels unique in country music" and who will "have a long-term positive impact on the appreciation of country music for generations to come."
The CMA created the award in 2005 and presented the first one to Garth Brooks but hasn't given out another one since then.
Swift is up for six 2013 CMAs, including entertainer of the year and album of the year, at Wednesday's show. She's also scheduled to perform alongside Alison Krauss and Vince Gill.
The CMAs air at 8 p.m. ET Wednesday on ABC.