09/20/2012

T BONE BURNETT, HUNTER HAYES, WILL HOGE, BUDDY MILLER, BIG KENNY ADDED TO LINEUP 6TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS TO BE HELD SEPT.24, 2012

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE RYMAN BOX OFFICE, RYMAN.COM,

 TICKETMASTER OUTLETS, TICKETMASTER.COM OR BY CALLING 800-745-3000

 

WHAT:          The 6th Annual ACM HONORS, an evening of musical tribute performances and special presentations celebrating the special honorees and non-televised category winners from the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held earlier this year.  Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com for $37 each. The evening is presented by City National Bank.

 

WHO:                   Host and performer Dierks Bentley, musical director Buddy Cannon, presenters Jana Kramer, Big Kenny and Love and Theft, performing music tributes Clint Black, Luke Bryan, T Bone Burnett, Rodney Crowell, Hunter Hayes, Will Hoge, Randy Houser, Buddy Miller, Ashley Monroe, Kellie Pickler and Dailey & Vincent and 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:               4:45pm                 Press Check In                                   116 5th Avenue North

5:15pm                 Arrivals                                                 Nashville, TN     

 

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