Chris Stapleton Added To 12th Annual ACM Honors

Chris Stapleton

Chris Stapleton has been added to the performance lineup for the 12th Annual ACM Honors, which is dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards. Bobby Bones, Kip Moore and Ricky Skaggs will present at the ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 22 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Stapleton joins previously announced performers including Lauren Alaina, Kassi Ashton, Cam, Deana Carter, Morgan Evans, Dustin Lynch, Ashley McBryde, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jon Pardi and songwriters Dallas Davidson & Ben Hayslip. 

As previously announced, Special Award recipients to be celebrated at the 12th Annual ACM Honors include Dierks Bentley (ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award), Matraca Berg (ACM Poet’s Award), Sam Hunt (ACM Gene Weed Milestone Award), Alan Jackson (ACM Cliffie Stone Icon Award), Darius Rucker (ACM Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Mickey & Chris Christensen and Eddie Miller (ACM Mae Boren Axton Service Award, all awarded posthumously), Rob Potts (ACM Jim Reeves International Award, awarded posthumously), and Norro Wilson (ACM Poet’s Award, awarded posthumously). The evening will also honor winners of the Industry and Studio Recording Awards, along with Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Rhett Akins.

 

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