09/14/2011

BRETT ELDREDGE, ROBIN MEADE & THE OAK RIDGE BOYS, ADDED TO LINEUP FOR 5th ANNUAL ACM HONORS TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 19, 2011 AT TH

Tickets Available for Music Fans at Ticketmaster.com

WHAT: The 5th Annual ACM HONORS, an evening of musical tribute performances and special presentations celebrating the special honorees and non-televised category winners from the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held earlier this year.  Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com and cost $37 each. The evening is presented by City National Bank.

WHO: Host and performer Joe Nichols, musical director Buddy Cannon, presenters Laura Bell Bundy, Ronnie Dunn, Ralph Emery, Robin Meade, John Michael Montgomery, The Oak Ridge Boys and special performers Rodney Atkins, Dean Dillon, Brett Eldredge, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Randy Houser, Jack Ingram, The Isaacs, Jamey Johnson, Montgomery Gentry, Jerrod Niemann, Thompson Square, The Whites and Lee Ann Womack and 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 (Produced by Tobey Maguire & Jenno Topping; executive produced by Meredith Zamsky; directed by Shana Feste;  Production studio Screen Gems / Sony Pictures Entertainment.)

Winners of the MBI (Musician/Bandleader/Instrumentalist) categories:

  • 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

Winners of the Industry Awards categories:

  • 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                         *not expected to attend

WHEN & Monday, September 19th, 2010 Ryman Auditorium

WHERE: 4:45pm Press Check-In 116 5th Avenue North
5:15pm Arrivals Begin Nashville, TN

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