Date Set For 7th Annual ACM Honors

acmhonorsThe 7th Annual ACM Honors will be held Tuesday, Sept. 10 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The evening will feature musical tribute performances and award presentations, celebrating non-televised honorees and winners from the 48th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

The previously announced winners are:

Special Awards recipients:

  • Jason Aldean – Crystal Milestone Award
  • Guy Clark – Poet’s Award
  • Blake Shelton – Gene Weed Special Achievement Award
  • Keith Whitley (posthumously) – Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award
  • Tommy Wiggins – Mae Boren Axton Award
  • Hank Williams (posthumously) – Poet’s Award
  • Lady Antebellum – Jim Reeves International Award
  • The Judds – Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award

MBI (Musician/Bandleader/Instrumentalist) Award Winners:

  • Chuck Ainlay – Audio Engineer of the Year
  • Matt Chamberlain – Percussionist/Drummer of the Year
  • J.T. Corenflos – Guitarist of the Year
  • Aubrey Haynie – Fiddle Player of the Year
  • Mike Johnson – Steel Guitar Player of the Year
  • Jay Joyce – Producer of the Year
  • Michael Rojas – Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year
  • Jimmie Lee Sloas – Bass Player of the Year
  • Ilya Toshinsky – Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year

Industry Award Winners:

  • Jerry Hufford, Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace – Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year
  • Ed Warm, Joe’s Bar – Promoter of the Year
  • Joe’s Bar (Chicago, IL) – Nightclub of the Year
  • Red Rock Casino & Resort (Las Vegas, NV) – Casino of the Year
  • Ryman Auditorium (Nashville, TN) – Venue of the Year

Songwriter of the Year Winner:

  • Dallas Davidson – Songwriter of the Year

Limited tickets for purchase will be available for fans. Tickets will be $40 and will go on sale at and the Ryman box office at 8 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2.


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