The 6th Annual ACM Honors has added presenters Jana Kramer and Love and Theft, and performers Clint Black, Luke Bryan, Rodney Crowell, Randy Houser, Ashley Monroe, Kellie Pickler and Dailey & Vincent.
The event on Mon., Sept. 24 at the Ryman Auditorium will recognize the special honorees and non-televised winners from the ACM Awards, held earlier this year. Performers will salute the winners with musical tributes.
Dierks Bentley will host and perform, and producer Buddy Cannon will serve as musical director.
Here’s a recap of the winners:
Jimmy Jay, Jayson Promotions, Inc. – Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year
Brian O’Connell, Live Nation – Promoter of the Year
Billy Bob’s Texas (Ft. Worth, TX) – Nightclub of the Year
Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, TN) – Venue of the Year
Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas, NV) – Casino of the Year
Dallas Davidson – Songwriter of the Year
Special Awards Recipients:
Bobby Braddock and Roger Miller (posthumously) – Poet’s Award
Kenny Chesney – Crystal Milestone Award
Vince Gill – Career Achievement Award
Emmylou Harris, Billy Sherrill, Ricky Skaggs, Dwight Yoakam – Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award
Gayle Holcomb – Mae Boren Axton Award
Alan Jackson – Jim Reeves International Award
MBI (Musician/Bandleader/Instrumentalist) Awards:
Stuart Duncan – Fiddle Player of the Year
Shannon Forrest – Percussionist/Drummer of the Year
Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar Player of the Year
Kenny Greenberg – Guitarist of the Year
Aubrey Haynie – Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year
John Hobbs – Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year
Frank Liddell – Producer of the Year
Justin Niebank – Audio Engineer of the Year
Michael Rhodes – Bass Player of the Year
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