Clay Walker will head to Fort Worth, Texas on Thursday (Jan. 15) to receive a prestigious award.

The multi-Platinum-selling country star will be on hand at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame's annual induction ceremony to receive the Rick Smith Spirit of Texas Award, which celebrates the uniqueness of Texas and its residents. The award is dedicated to the memory of Rick Smith for his contributions to Western culture via his concerts, music and 'Live at Billy Bob's' recordings.

Walker's music career includes hits like 'What's It to You' and 'Live Until I Die,' and he is also deeply involved in charity work with Band Against MS, a non-profit organization he started to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis after he was diagnosed in 1996. He also hosts 'Trophy Hunters TV' on the Outdoor Channel, which is now in its third year. He is being recognized for his support of the rodeo and Western lifestyle in Texas.

“I am thrilled and honored to be receiving this award,” Walker says (quote via CMTT). “It’s been given to George [Strait] and Willie [Nelson] -- some of the music industry’s most respected musicians (and men) and it’s incredible to even be mentioned in their company. What a wonderful start to 2015!”

Walker recently wrapped up recording on some new music that is slated for release in 2015.

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