George Strait, Little Big Town, Kelsea Ballerini, Thomas Rhett Named As ACM Honors Performers

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• August 9, 2017

The Academy of Country Music has revealed the first round of performers for its 11th Annual ACM Honors, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards®. Among those confirmed to perform during the event are Kelsea Ballerini, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett, Hillary Scott, and George Strait.

The 11th Annual ACM Honors will tape Wednesday, Aug. 23 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, and broadcast on Friday, September 15 (9-11 p.m., ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman Auditorium box office today, August 9 at 10 a.m. CT.

As previously announced, Special Award recipients celebrated at the 11th Annual ACM Honors will include Ballerini (Gene Weed Milestone Award), Toby Keith (Poet’s Award), Bob Kingsley (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), Reba (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), Nashville (Tex Ritter Film Award), Dolly Parton (Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Shel Silverstein (Poet’s Award, awarded posthumously), and Strait (Cliffie Stone Icon Award).

The evening will also honor winners of the Industry and Studio Recording Awards, along with Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Lori McKenna.

The Academy of Country Music will present trophies to previously announced Special Award recipients Eric Church (Merle Haggard Spirit Award) and Willie Nelson (Poet’s Award) at a later date.

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