WHAT: The 9th Annual ACM HONORS, as previously announced, is an evening of musical tribute performances and award presentations celebrating the non-televised special honorees and winners from the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held earlier this year. Tickets priced at $42.00 are available at Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, Ryman Auditorium box office and by phone 800-745-3000.
WHO: Newly added performers Chris Isaak, Kacey Musgraves, Josh Turner and Holly Williams join previously announced participants that include performers Jason Aldean, Roy Clark, Randy Houser, Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen and Restless Heart and presenters Kelsea Ballerini, RAC Clark and The Swon Brothers. The evening will be hosted by Jake Owen. Frank Liddell is returning as musical director.
Honorees include Special Awards recipients Barry Adelman, Luke Bryan, Felice and Boudleaux Bryant (awarded posthumously), Eric Church, Tim DuBois, Loretta Lynn, Bob McDill and Alabama. Studio Recording Awards (formerly MBI Awards) recipients include Chuck Ainlay, Tom Bukovac, Dan Dugmore, Jay Joyce, Greg Morrow, Michael Rojas, Ilya Toshinsky and Glenn Worf. Industry Award winners include Ed Warm of Joe’s Live, Sally Williams of Ryman Auditorium, Country Thunder USA: East in Twin Lakes, WI, Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, MS, Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA, Joe’s Bar in Chicago, IL, MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, NV, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Luke Laird will be honored as Songwriter of the Year. For more information on specific awards, please visit www.acmcountry.com