07/26/2011

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

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