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5th ANNUAL ACM HONORS TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 AT THE HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM IN NASHVILLE

07/11/2011

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR AWARDS SHOW PRESENTATION
& NIGHT OF MUSICAL PERFORMANCES

WHAT: The 5th Annual ACM HONORS, an evening of musical tribute performances and award presentations celebrating the non-televised special honorees and winners from the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held earlier this year.  For the second year in a row, limited tickets for purchase will be available for fans to experience a memorable night in country music. Tickets will be made available via Ticketmaster in August.

WHO: Host, presenters and performers will be announced later this summer – all will pay tribute to honorees including:

Special Awards recipients:

  • Garth Brooks – Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award

  • Hank Cochran (posthumously) – Poet’s Award

  • John Dorris – Mae Boren Axton Award

  • Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers – Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award

  • Tom T. Hall – Poet’s Award

  • Reba – Career Achievement Award

  • Taylor Swift – Jim Reeves International Award

  • Country Strong – Tex Ritter Award

MBI (Musician/Bandleader/Instrumentalist) Award Winners:

  • Chuck Ainlay - Audio Engineer of the Year 

  • Eddie Bayers - Percussionist/Drummer of the Year

  • Tom Bukovac - Guitarist of the Year 

  • Dan Dugmore - Steel Guitar Player of the Year

  • Aubrey Haynie - Fiddle Player of the Year 

  • Gordon Mote - Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year

  • Bryan Sutton - Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year

  • Glenn Worf - Bass Player of the Year 

  • Paul Worley - Producer of the Year

Industry Award Winners:

  • Steve “Bogie” Bogdanovich – Romeo Entertainment Group – Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year

  • Sally Williams, Ryman Auditorium – Promoter of the Year

  • Joe’s Bar (Chicago, IL) – Nightclub of the Year  

  • Mohegan Sun Casino (Uncasville, CT) – Casino of the Year

  • Ryman Auditorium (Nashville, TN) – Venue of the Year  

WHEN & Monday, September 19th, 2011 Ryman Auditorium
WHERE: 7:00 pm Show Begins 116 5th Avenue North
Nashville, TN

MEDIA CONTACT: Brooke Primero, brooke@acmcountry.com or 818.788.8000 x1419


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