09/03/2014

BILLY BURNETTE, JAKE OWEN, TONY JOE WHITE & THE SWON BROTHERS ADDED AS PERFORMERS FOR 8th ANNUAL ACM HONORS TO BE HELD ON SEPT

BILLY BURNETTE, JAKE OWEN, TONY JOE WHITE

AND THE SWON BROTHERS

ADDED AS PERFORMERS FOR

8th ANNUAL ACM HONORS

TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2014

AT HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM IN NASHVILLE

TICKETS AVAILABLE AT TICKETMASTER AND AT THE RYMAN BOX OFFICE

WHAT: The 8th 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 49th 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.

WHO:  Newly added performers Billy Burnette, Jake Owen, Tony Joe White and The Swon Brothers join previously announced participants that include musical director Frank Liddell, performers Dierks Bentley, Shawn Camp, Kelly Clarkson, Rodney Clawson, Hunter Hayes, Will Hoge, Jack Ingram, Kacey Musgraves, Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, Lee Ann Womack,Dwight Yoakam, Oak Ridge Boys, ABC Nashville stars Clare Bowen and Sam Palladio and presenters JoeBonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Chesney, Pete Fisher, Brenda Lee, Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett and The Swon Brothers.   The evening will be hosted by Jake Owen.

Honorees include Special Awards recipients Bob Beckham (posthumously), Steve Buchanan,  Jack Clement (posthumously), Dean Dillon, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson, Ronnie Milsap, Paul Moore, BuckOwens (posthumously), Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts.  Studio Recording Awards (formerly MBI Awards) recipients include Shannon Forrest, Paul Franklin, Dann Huff, Charlie Judge, RobMcNelley,Justin Niebank,Michael Rhodes and Bryan Sutton.  Industry Award winners include Brian O’Connell of Live Nation, Nicole More of Neste Event Marketing, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX, Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth, TX, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN,Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT and Mohegan Sun Wolf Den in Uncasville, CT.  Shane McAnally will be honored as Songwriter of the Year.  For more information on specific awards, please visit www.acmcountry.com.

Special Awards recipient Merle Haggard was previously presented with the ACM Crystal Milestone Award for his 50 years in country music on the 49th ACM Awards in April. 

WHEN:   Tuesday, September 9th, 2014                                             

                4:45pm Press Check In                                                   

                5:15pm Arrivals                                                                 

                7:00pm Show Begins                                                     

WHERE:   Ryman Auditorium

                  116 5th Avenue North   

                   Nashville, TN           

MEDIA CONTACTS:          Brooke Primero, brooke@acmcountry.com or 818.815.4219

                                            Jenelle Scott, Jenelle@acmcountry.com or 818.815.4218