08/16/2018

FINAL PERFORMER AND PRESENTER LINEUP FOR 12TH ANNUAL ACM HONOR™ JOE DIFFIE ADDED TO PERFORM

FINAL PERFORMER AND PRESENTER LINEUP FOR 12TH ANNUAL ACM HONORS™

JOE DIFFIE ADDED TO PERFORM

 

Event to Take Place at Nashville’s Historic Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, August 22

Tickets Available at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman Box Office

 

City National Bank is the Presenting Partner of the Evening

 

WHAT:               The 12th Annual ACM Honors™ is an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Special Awards, Studio Recording Awards, Industry Awards and Songwriter of the Year Award. The ceremony will take place Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN and will be co-hosted by Lauren Alaina and Jon Pardi.

WHO:               PERFORMERS INCLUDE: Lauren Alaina, Kassi Ashton, Cam, Deana Carter, Joe Diffie, Morgan Evans, Dustin Lynch, Ashley McBryde, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jon Pardi, Chris Stapleton and songwriters Dallas Davidson & Ben Hayslip.

 

PRESENTERS INCLUDE: Bobby Bones, Jordan Davis, Lindsay Ell, Lori McKenna, Kip Moore, Ricky Skaggs and Storme Warren

 

Special Award recipients to be celebrated at the 12th Annual ACM Honors include Dierks Bentley (ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award), Matraca Berg (ACM Poet’s Award), Sam Hunt (ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award), Alan Jackson (ACM Cliffie Stone Icon Award), Darius Rucker (ACM Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Mickey & Chris Christensen and Eddie Miller (ACM Mae Boren Axton Service Award, all awarded posthumously), Rob Potts (ACM Jim Reeves International Award, awarded posthumously), and Norro Wilson (ACM Poet’s Award, awarded posthumously). The evening will also honor Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Rhett Akins.

Industry Award winners include:

•             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 include:

•             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

                               

WHEN:                 Wednesday, August 22, 2018

                                Press Check In 4:30pm CT

                                Red Carpet Opens at 5:00pm CT

                                Red Carpet Closes at 6:20pm CT

                                Show Begins at 6:30pm CT

                               

WHERE:              Ryman Auditorium – 116 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37219

 

MORE:               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   

 

Ryman Auditorium

Lisaann Dupont / Ebie McFarland
615-458-8715

615-327-3259
ldupont@ryman.com

ebie@ebiemediapr.com