The date for the 4th Annual ACM Honors has been changed to Monday, September 20 at the Ryman Auditorium. The invitation-only evening of musical tribute performances and special presentations celebrates the off-camera winners of the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
Jim Reeves International Award—Keith Urban
Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award— Marty Robbins and Mel Tillis
Poet’s Award—Don Schlitz and Cindy Walker
Tex Ritter Award—Crazy Heart
Mae Boren Axton Award—Rod Essig
MBI (MUSICIANS, BAND, INSTRUMENTAL) AWARDS:
Top Guitarist Of The Year – Brent Mason
Top Piano/Keyboard Player Of The Year – Michael Rojas
Top Bass Player Of The Year – Michael Rhodes
Top Percussionist/Drummer Of The Year – Shannon Forrest
Top Steel Guitar Player Of The Year – Paul Franklin
Top Fiddle Player Of The Year – Stuart Duncan
Top Specialty Instrument(s) Player – Randy Scruggs
Audio Engineer Of The Year – Justin Niebank Producer Of The Year – Dann Huff
Nightclub Of The Year – Billy Bob’s Texas – Ft. Worth, TX
Casino Of The Year – Green Valley Ranch Resort, Spa And Casino – Las Vegas, NV
Don Romeo Talent Buyer Of The Year – Todd Boltin – Variety Attractions, Inc.
Promoter Of The Year – Brian O’Connell – Live Nation
Venue Of The Year – Sommet Center – Nashville, TN (Effective March 2, 2010, this venue was renamed The Bridgestone Arena)
T.J. Martell Foundation Nashville Chapter president Derek Crownover says, “If you are a fan of suds, songwriters, and the support of a good cause, you will want to circle Sept. 16 on your calendar.”
That is the date of law firm Crownover Tisinger’s 5th annual End Of The Row party to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation. The popular event will be held at their offices at 1701 18th Avenue South. Crownover, together with law partner Joel Tisinger who serves as pro-bono legal counsel for the Foundation, held the inaugural party in 2006. “It has become a well-attended event over the years,” said Crownover. “I think that’s because it’s just a good end of the summer hang that is low-cost for the Foundation and fun for everyone.”
Partygoers will enjoy hot food, cold beverages and cool music courtesy of some of Music Row’s finest tunesmiths. Every dollar raised from ticket sales ($20 advance, $25 at the door) goes directly to the T.J. Martell Foundation. Details on tickets coming soon.