06/21/2018

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

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

 

WINNERS TO BE CELEBRATED AT 12th ANNUAL ACM HONORS™

ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2018
 AT NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM

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Encino, CA (June 21, 2018) – Today, the Academy of Country Music® announced the Industry Award and Studio Recording Award winners for the 53rd ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™. Industry Award, Studio Recording Award and the previously announced Special Award winners will be honored during the 12th ANNUAL ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 53rd ACM Awards.  ACM Honors will take place on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Tickets are available to the public at Ticketmaster.com.

 

As previously announced, Lauren Alaina and Jon Pardi will co-host the 12th Annual ACM Honors.

 

Below is a complete list of the Industry Awards and Studio Recording Award winners for the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards:

 

INDUSTRY AWARD WINNERS:

  • NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR: Cotton Eyed ­Joe ­– Knoxville, TN
  • CASINO OF THE YEAR - SMALL CAPACITY: The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino – Las Vegas, NV
  • CASINO OF THE YEAR - MEDIUM CAPACITY: MGM Grand Garden Arena – Las Vegas, NV
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR - SMALL CAPACITY: The Georgia Theatre – Athens, GA
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR - MEDIUM CAPACITY: The Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
  • VENUE OF THE YEAR - LARGE CAPACITY: Shoreline Amphitheater – Mountain View, CA
  • FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR: Country Thunder – Florence, AZ
  • DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR: R. J. Romeo – Romeo Entertainment Group
  • PROMOTER OF THE YEAR – Brian O'Connell – Live Nation

 

STUDIO RECORDING AWARD WINNERS:

  • BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Jimmie Lee Sloas
  • DRUMMER OF THE YEAR – Fred Eltringham        
  • GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Rob McNelley   
  • PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Jim ‘Moose’ Brown
  • SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Danny Rader              
  • STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Paul Franklin        
  • AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR – Justin Niebank              
  • PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Dave Cobb

 

The Academy of Country Music Industry Awards are voted on by all professional members of the Academy. The Studio Recording Awards are voted on by professional members of the Academy classified in the artist-entertainer/musician-bandleader-instrumentalist categories and the producer-engineer-studio manager sub-category.

Tickets to ACM Honors are now on sale at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information on the ACM Awards and all ACM events, visit www.ACMcountry.com. You can like Academy of Country Music on Facebook or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards and Instagram @ACMAwards for more immediate updates.

For a complete list of past and present wins and nominations, please visit www.ACMcountry.com/winners to access the ACM Awards database.

 

To inquire about press credentials for ACM Honors, please contact Brooke Primero at brooke@acmcountry.com or Melissa Moldovan at melissa@acmcountry.com.

 

About ACM Honors™
ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Special Awards, Studio Recording Awards, Industry Awards and Songwriter of the Year Award. The 12th Annual ACM Honors will take place Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The show is executive produced by Pete Fisher, and written and produced by Lisa Lee. Tickets to ACM Honors are priced from $75 - $125 and are on sale to the general public at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office. For more information, visit www.ACMcountry.com.

 

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Media Contacts:
Academy of Country Music                                         

Brooke Primero / Melissa Moldovan                                       

818.788.8000

Brooke@acmcountry.com

Melissa@acmcountry.com