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5th ANNUAL ACM HONORS SET FOR SEPTEMBER 19 AT THE HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM IN NASHVILLE

07/26/2011

TICKETS AVAILABLE TO PUBLIC IN AUGUST

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.

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
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