Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Reba, George Strait, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney and Miranda Lambert will be honored with the Academy of Country Music’s (ACM) 50th Anniversary Milestone Award commemorating groundbreaking career achievements in their awards history.
The award recognizes artists that have advanced the popularity and acceptance of country music by accomplishing milestones unique to the Academy of Country Music, voted on by the ACM Board of Directors.
The ACM and dick clark productions announced the seven honorees, who will each receive an exclusive trophy, commissioned by designer David Yurman. Crafted in America by master silversmiths and sculpted out of more than 1,000 grams of sterling silver on a zinc base, the trophy reflects the signature cable motif, and the hat is edged with 4.16 carats of black diamonds while the band boasts 18k gold. Topping off the statue is black onyx carved in the shape of David’s signature Albion gemstone, with the numeral 50 inlaid in 18k gold. Each winner’s name will be engraved in a sterling silver plate.
“The history of the ACM Awards and country music would not be the same without the incredible achievements by these seven superstars,” said Bob Romeo, CEO for the Academy of Country Music.
The presentation will take place during the 50th ACM Awards in Arlington, TX April 19 at 8:00 p.m. ET, extended a half an hour in celebration of the golden anniversary. The ceremony, co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, will be broadcast LIVE on CBS. Limited view tickets for the 50th ACM Awards are available at ticketmaster.com.
Watch a video featuring Yurman and the making of the trophy below.
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