The 11TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS, an evening dedicated to celebrating the special award honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards, took place Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Held at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium, the show is now available to view On Demand at CBS.com.
Special Awards recipients celebrated at the 11th Annual ACM Honors included Kelsea Ballerini, Toby Keith, Bob Kingsley, Reba McEntire, Nashville, Dolly Parton, Shel Silverstein (posthumously) and George Strait.
The evening also recognized winners of the ACM Industry and Studio Recording Awards (musician, bandleader, instrumentalist) along with Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Lori McKenna.
Throughout the event, some of country music's biggest superstars took the stage for show-stopping performances in honor of the award recipients. Performers included Kelsea Ballerini, Alan Jackson, Chris Janson, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett, Hillary Scott, Chris Stapleton and George Strait.
Jason Aldean, Bobby Bones, Ross Copperman, Lady Antebellum and Jimmy Webb also joined in the evening as presenters. Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley and Hillary Scott also presented in addition to their performances.
Clare Bowen, Charles Esten, Cassadee Pope and Brett Young participated in special off-camera moments in the ceremony.