On August 30th, 2016, ten-time ACM Award-winning group Lady Antebellum took the stage to host the 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to celebrating the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. For the first time ever, the show was produced for television by dick clark productions and made its television debut on Friday, September 9th on the CBS Television Network.

Held at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium, ACM Honors featured a star-studded bill with performances by Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, The Band Perry, Keith Urban, and hosts Lady Antebellum, plus stellar collaborations from Luke Bryan & Cole Swindell, Chris Young & Dan + Shay and Cam & Alicia Keys. The night culminated with a one-of-a-kind tribute to Glen Campbell starring Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban and Toby Keith. 

Honorees during the special included Special Awards recipients Glen Campbell, Crystal Gayle, Eddie Rabbitt (awarded posthumously), Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Jeff Walker (awarded posthumously), Jimmy Webb, Little Big Town and The Statler Brothers. For more information on the Special Awards honorees, click here.

Reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Jason Aldean was honored with the Academy's prestigious Triple Crown Award, which is given to those who have won New Male/Female Vocalist of the Year, Male/Female Vocalist of the Year and Entertainer of the Year.

Miranda Lambert was also presented with the inaugural ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award, which is awarded to a singer-songwriter and performer whose career reflects the uncompromising integrity and steadfastness of spirit embodied by the late Merle Haggard.

Studio Recording Awards recipients included Jim ‘Moose’ Brown, Dave Cobb, Shannon Forrest, Paul Franklin, Justin Niebank, Danny Rader, Michael Rhodes and Derek Wells.

In addition, Ross Copperman was honored as Songwriter of the Year.

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08/30/2016

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® PAYS TRIBUTE TO ARTISTS, MUSICIANS & MORE AT 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ HELD TONIGHT IN NASHVILLE

NASHVILLE, TN (August 30, 2016) – Tonight, the Academy of Country Music hosted the 10th Annual ACM Honors™, an evening dedicated to celebrating special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. Portions of the event, which was held at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, were taped for a two-hour special that will air on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 9pm ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.
08/29/2016

MIRANDA LAMBERT TO RECEIVE ACM MERLE HAGGARD SPIRIT AWARD

ENCINO, CA (August 29, 2016) – The Academy of Country Music® (ACM) announced today that Miranda Lambert will receive the inaugural ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award at the 10th Annual ACM Honors™. Approved by the ACM Special Awards Panel and voted on by the ACM Board, this new award will honor uncompromising artists in the spirit of Merle Haggard, while acknowledging a man who has figured prominently in ACM history.
08/25/2016

ALICIA KEYS, MIRANDA LAMBERT, CHRIS YOUNG, DAN + SHAY, AND THE BAND PERRY ADDED AS PERFORMERS AT 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS

ENCINO, CA (August 25, 2016) – The Academy of Country Music® (ACM) announced that Alicia Keys, Miranda Lambert, Chris Young, Dan + Shay and The Band Perry will all perform at the 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ rounding out the star-studded lineup. It was also announced that Mike Fisher, Emmylou Harris, Martina McBride and Thomas Rhett will present at the ceremony taking place Tuesday, August 30 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.
08/23/2016

DIERKS BENTLEY, TOBY KEITH, BLAKE SHELTON & KEITH URBAN TO PERFORM ALL-STAR MEDLEY HONORING GLEN CAMPBELL

ENCINO, CA (August 23, 2016) – The Academy of Country Music® (ACM) announced that Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban will take the stage at the 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ for a special tribute to Glen Campbell, who as previously announced will be honored with the ACM Career Achievement Award. The country music luminaries will perform an all-star medley of Campbell’s greatest hits, culminating to an ensemble performance of the iconic “Rhinestone Cowboy.” Kim Campbell will accept the award
08/22/2016

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES THE ACM MERLE HAGGARD SPIRIT AWARD TO CELEBRATE HAGGARD’S INFLUENCE & LEGACY

ENCINO, CA (August 22, 2016) – The Academy of Country Music® (ACM) announced today the inception of the ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award. Approved by the ACM Special Awards Panel and voted on by the ACM Board, this new award will honor uncompromising artists in the spirit of Merle Haggard, while acknowledging a man who has figured prominently in ACM history. The Academy will bestow the inaugural ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award at the 10th Annual ACM Honors™ to a recipient still to be announced. Hosted by multi
08/10/2016

PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™; JASON ALDEAN TO ACCEPT PRESTIGIOUS ACM TRIPLE CROWN AWARD

ENCINO, CA (August 10, 2016) – The Academy of Country Music® (ACM) announced today that music superstars Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Cam, Maren Morris, Cole Swindell, honoree Keith Urban and hosts Lady Antebellum will take the stage to perform at the 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to celebrating the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. Hosted by multi-ACM Award-winning group Lady Antebellum, the two-hou
05/24/2016

MULTI-ACM AWARD® WINNING GROUP LADY ANTEBELLUM TO HOST 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ ON AUGUST 30, 2016 AT THE HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM IN NASHVILLE

ENCINO, CA (May 24, 2016) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today ten-time ACM Award-winning group, Lady Antebellum will host the 10TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to celebrating the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. For the first time ever, ACM Honors will be produced for television by dick clark productions and broadcast at a later date on the CBS Television Network. The 10th Annual ACM Honors will be held on Tuesday, August
03/29/2016

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® PROUDLY ANNOUNCES THE WINNERS OF THE SPECIAL AWARDS, STUDIO RECORDING AWARDS AND SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR AWARD

ENCINO, CA (March 29, 2016) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the Special Awards, Studio Recording Awards and Songwriter of the Year Award winners for the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™. Honorees and winners will be celebrated during the 10th ANNUAL ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. The event will take place in the fall at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.
09/01/2015

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® CELEBRATES WITH ARTISTS, INDUSTRY AND COUNTRY FANS AT 9th ANNUAL ACM HONORS™

NASHVILLE, TN (September 1, 2015) – Country music fans, superstar Music City talent and industry elite turned out in force tonight for the Academy of Country Music’s 9th Annual ACM Honors, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The sold-out special event, hosted for the second consecutive time by Jake Owen, was held in Nashville at the historic Ryman Auditorium and was sponsored by City National Bank, Ke

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