07/16/2012

6th ANNUAL ACM HONORS TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 24, 2012 AT HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM IN NASHVILLE

TICKETS AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 17th AT TICKETMASTER

AND AT THE RYMAN BOX OFFICE

 

WHAT:           The 6th Annual ACM HONORS, as previously announced, is an evening of musical tribute performances and award presentations celebrating the non-televised special honorees and winners from the 47th 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 priced at $37 will go on sale to the public at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office at 8:00 AM PST on Friday, August 17, 2012.


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

 

Special Awards recipients:

·        Bobby Braddock – Poet’s Award

·        Kenny Chesney – Crystal Milestone Award

·        Vince Gill – Career Achievement Award

·        Emmylou Harris – Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award

·        Gayle Holcomb Mae Boren Axton Award

·        Alan Jackson Jim Reeves International Award

·        Roger Miller (posthumously) – Poet’s Award

·        Billy Sherrill – Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award

·        Ricky Skaggs - Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award

·        Dwight Yoakam - Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award

 

MBI (Musician/Bandleader/Instrumentalist) Award Winners:

·        Stuart Duncan - Fiddle Player of the Year

·        Shannon Forrest - Percussionist/Drummer of the Year

·        Paul Franklin - Steel Guitar Player of the Year

·        Kenny Greenberg - Guitarist of the Year 

·        Aubrey Haynie - Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year

·        John Hobbs - Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year

·        Frank Liddell - Producer of the Year

·        Justin Niebank - Audio Engineer of the Year 

·        Michael Rhodes - Bass Player of the Year 

 

Industry Award Winners:

·        Jimmy Jay, Jayson Promotions, Inc. – Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year

·        Brian O’Connell, Live Nation – Promoter of the Year

·        Billy Bob’s Texas (Ft. Worth, TX) – Nightclub of the Year  

·        Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, TN) – Venue of the Year  

·        Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas, NV) – Casino of the Year

 

 Songwriter of the Year Winner:

·        Dallas Davidson – Songwriter of the Year

 

WHEN &        Monday, September 24th, 2012                                  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