The 15th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC HONORS™ returns to Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium for the twelfth year on Wednesday, August 24 to celebrate recipients of the Academy of Country Music’s Special Awards, Songwriter of the Year Award, Studio Recording Awards, and Industry Awards from the 57th ACM Awards cycle. Frequently described as the “Country Music Industry’s favorite night, reigning ACM Female Artist of the Year and four-time ACM Award-winner Carly Pearce will return as host for the second year. City National Bank is the presenting partner of the evening.
Additionally, the 15th Annual ACM Honors will air Tuesday, Sept. 13 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, marking its return to television and the first time the special will air on the network. it was announced today by Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, FOX Entertainment.
Performers and presenters include Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, The Warren Brothers, Brooks & Dunn, Dan + Shay, Jordan Davis, ERNEST, Jesse Frasure, Vince Gill, Ashley Gorley, Mickey Guyton, HARDY, Wynonna Judd, Avril Lavigne, Little Big Town, Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson and more.
Honorees to be celebrated at ACM Honors include ACM Triple Crown Award recipient Miranda Lambert, ACM Icon Award recipient Connie Bradley, ACM Lifting Lives Award recipients Paul Barnabee and Dwight Wiles, ACM Milestone Award recipient Morgan Wallen, ACM Service Award recipient Duane Clark, ACM Spirit Award recipient Chris Stapleton, ACM Poet’s Award recipients Sonny Throckmorton and Shania Twain, ACM Film Award recipient Yellowstone, and ACM Songwriter of the Year HARDY. Studio Recording Award and Industry Award winners will also be feted. Examples of categories from Studio Recording and Industry Awards include Audio Engineer of the Year, Bass Player of the Year, Casino of the Year, Drummer of the Year, Electric Guitar Player of the Year, Fair/Rodeo of the Year, Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year, Producer of the Year, Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year, and Theater of the Year. For more information on ACM Industry Awards, visit here, and for ACM Studio Recording Awards, visit here.
ACM PROFESSIONAL MEMBER TICKET PRE-SALE: ACM Professional Members can purchase tickets in a special pre-sale beginning at 10 AM CST on Thursday, June 23, 2022 by visiting AXS. The pre-sale code will be emailed to all Professional Members prior to the on-sale date. Sign-up free HERE for ACM A-List emails for pre-sale access.
GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET ON-SALE: Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 10 AM CST Friday, June 24, 2022 at AXS. Prices range from $85- $142.
VIP PACKAGE ON-SALE: A limited number of VIP Package tickets -- restricted to only 80 available -- will be available starting Friday, June 24 at 10 AM CST. VIP seating includes parking, VIP Artist Pit seating location, VIP Pre-Party Reception with complimentary beverages and light hors d'oeuvres and an official commemorative ACM Honors Hatch Print. Tickets for VIP are priced at $1,000 and available at AXS.
The 14th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC HONORS™ 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.
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 Peters, Curly Putman and Michael Strickland. Performing artists included Trace Adkins, Lauren Alaina, Devin Dawson, Jessie Jo Dillon, Ronnie Dunn, Nicolle Galyon, HARDY, Caylee Hammack, Alan Jackson, Chris Janson, Lady A, Ashley McBryde, Carly Pearce, RaeLynn, Jordan Reynolds, Brittney Spencer, Keith 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.