ACM Honors

ACM HONORS is a live event held after the ACM Award Show, dedicated to celebrating special award honorees, off-camera category winners, and ACM Industry and Studio Recording Awards

The 14th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors™, considered one of the industry’s favorite nights, was an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and winners from the 55th and 56th Academy of Country Music Awards™. The event took place on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and was livestreamed on Circle Network’s social channels – Circle All Access Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Circle Network will also air a television special around the 14th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors on Tuesday November 23

The 14th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors was hosted by two-time ACM Award winner Carly Pearce. Special Awards recipients celebrated at 14th Annual ACM Honors included Ken Burns's Country Music, RAC Clark, Luke Combs, Ross Copperman, Dan + Shay, Rascal Flatts, Joe Galante, Toby Keith, Lady A, Loretta Lynn, Gretchen PetersCurly Putman and Michael Strickland. Performing artists included Trace Adkins, Lauren Alaina, Devin Dawson, Jessie Jo Dillon, Ronnie Dunn, Nicolle Galyon, HARDY, Caylee Hammack, Alan JacksonChris Janson, Lady A, Ashley McBryde, Carly PearceRaeLynn, Jordan Reynolds, Brittney SpencerKeith Urban, Laura Veltz, Sam Williams and Lee Ann Womack. Additional special guest presenter was Sarah Trahern.  

The evening also recognized 55th ACM Awards Industry and Studio Recording Award winners along with newly announced winners of the Studio Recording Awards for the 56th ACM Awards, along with Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Hillary Lindsey. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Industry Awards were not given out during the 56th ACM Awards cycle. Chris Janson presented the ACM Industry Awards and Studio Recording Awards for the evening.  


ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® CELEBRATES ARTISTS, MUSICIANS, INDUSTRY EXECUTIVES & MORE AT 14TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC HONORS™ HOSTED BY CARLY PEARCE AT NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM SHOW TO AIR LIVE ON CIRCLE TV ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2

TRACE ADKINS, RONNIE DUNN, ALAN JACKSON AND BRITTNEY SPENCER COMPLETE FULL LINEUP OF PERFORMERS AND PRESENTERS FOR 14TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC HONORS™ TAKING PLACE ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2021 AT NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM

JESSIE JO DILLON, NICOLLE GALYON, JAMEY JOHNSON, TOBY KEITH, CARLY PEARCE, JORDAN REYNOLDS, KEITH URBAN, LAURA VELTZ & SAM WILLIAMS TO PERFORM AT 14TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC HONORS™ WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2021 AT NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDIT

TWO-TIME ACM AWARD WINNER CARLY PEARCE TO HOST 14TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC HONORS™ WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2021 AT NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM + SPECIAL PERFORMANCES BY LAUREN ALAINA, DEVIN DAWSON, SARA EVANS, HARDY, CHRIS JANSON, LADY

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES SPECIAL AWARD HONOREES KEN BURNS’S COUNTRY MUSIC, RAC CLARK, LUKE COMBS, ROSS COPPERMAN, DAN + SHAY, JOE GALANTE, TOBY KEITH, LADY A, LORETTA LYNN, GRETCHEN PETERS, CURLY PUTMAN & RASCAL FLATTS

ACM NEW ARTISTS OF THE YEAR RILEY GREEN AND TENILLE TOWNES ANNOUNCE INDUSTRY AWARD & STUDIO RECORDING AWARD WINNERS FOR THE 55TH ACM AWARDS®

Tune-in Alert ACM New Artists of the Year Riley Green and Tenille Townes to Reveal ACM® Industry Award & Studio Recording Award Winners for the 55th Academy of Country Music Awards™ on ACM Facebook Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 10:00 Am Ct

FINAL PERFORMER AND PRESENTER LINEUP FOR 13TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™

HONOREE AND ALL-TIME MOST AWARDED ARTIST IN ACADEMY HISTORY MIRANDA LAMBERT TO PERFORM; ADDITIONALLY, LAUREN ALAINA, BOBBY BONES, CAYLEE HAMMACK, SHANE MCANALLY, MIDLAND, BILLY JOE SHAVER AND CHRIS YOUNG TO APPEAR AT 13TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ PRES

ACM ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR KEITH URBAN, CHRIS JANSON, MADDIE & TAE, BARBARA MANDRELL, ASHLEY McBRYDE, TENILLE TOWNES AND TRISHA YEARWOOD TO APPEAR AT 13TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ PRESENTED BY CITY NATIONAL BANK WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 AT NASHVILLE'S HI

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® FIRST-EVER "SIT WITH THE STARS" VIP ACCESS FOR 13th ANNUAL ACM HONORS ™ ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2019 AT NASHVILLE'S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES SPECIAL AWARD HONOREES BROOKS & DUNN, RODNEY CROWELL, KYE FLEMING, GAYLE HOLCOMB, MIRANDA LAMBERT, SHANE McANALLY, MARTINA McBRIDE, KACEY MUSGRAVES, BILLY JOE SHAVER AND A STAR IS BORN

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES INDUSTRY AWARD AND STUDIO RECORDING AWARD WINNERS