09/06/2013

DAVE HAYWOOD, CHARLES KELLEY, DON SCHLITZ, BIG & RICH AND THE MAVERICKS ADDED TO LINEUP AT 7th ANNUAL ACM HONORS

DAVE HAYWOOD, CHARLES KELLEY, DON SCHLITZ,

BIG & RICH AND THE MAVERICKS

ADDED TO LINEUP AT 7th ANNUAL ACM HONORS

TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 10, 2013

AT THE HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM IN NASHVILLE

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT TICKETMASTER & AT THE RYMAN BOX OFFICE

WHAT:  The 7th 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 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held earlier this year.  Tickets priced at $40.00 are available at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office.  The evening is sponsored in part by American Airlines, City National Bank and Spot Shot®.

WHO:  Hostand performer Dierks Bentley, musical director Frank Liddell, presenters Deana Carter, David Nail, Darius Rucker and Steve Wariner, and music tributes by Rodney Crowell & Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill & Paul Franklin, Kree Harrison, Dave Haywood & Charles Kelley, Robert Earl Keen, Lorrie Morgan, Don Schlitz, Jesse Keith Whitley, Chris Young, Big & Rich, The Mavericks and Thompson Square. Honorees include:

Special Awards recipients:

  • Jason Aldean – Crystal Milestone Award
  • Guy Clark – Poet’s Award
  • Blake Shelton – Gene Weed Special Achievement Award
  • Keith Whitley (posthumously) – Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award
  • Tommy Wiggins – Mae Boren Axton Award
  • Hank Williams (posthumously) – Poet’s Award
  • Lady Antebellum – Jim Reeves International Award
  • The Judds – Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award

MBI (Musician/Bandleader/Instrumentalist) Award Winners:

  • Chuck Ainlay - Audio Engineer of the Year 
  • Matt Chamberlain - Percussionist/Drummer of the Year
  • J.T. Corenflos - Guitarist of the Year 
  • Aubrey Haynie - Fiddle Player of the Year 
  • Mike Johnson - Steel Guitar Player of the Year
  • Jay Joyce - Producer of the Year
  • Michael Rojas - Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year
  • Jimmie Lee Sloas - Bass Player of the Year 
  • Ilya Toshinsky - Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year

Industry Award Winners:

  • Jerry Hufford, Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace – Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year
  • Ed Warm, Joe’s Bar – Promoter of the Year
  • Joe’s Bar (Chicago, IL) – Nightclub of the Year  
  • Red Rock Casino & Resort (Las Vegas, NV) – Casino of the Year
  • Ryman Auditorium (Nashville, TN) – Venue of the Year  

Songwriter of the Year Winner:

  • Dallas Davidson – Songwriter of the Year

WHEN &              Tuesday, September 10th, 2013                                Ryman Auditorium

WHERE:               4:45pm                 Press Check In                               116 5th Avenue North

                            5:15pm                 Arrivals                                           Nashville, TN     

MEDIA CREDENTIALS:   

Brooke Primero, brooke@acmcountry.com, 818-815-4219

Jenelle Scott, Jenelle@acmcountry.com, 818-815-4218