The 15th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors will air Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. CT on Fox, marking the event’s return to television and the first time the special will air on the network.
The all-star event will recognize several special honorees, including ACM Triple Crown Award recipient Miranda Lambert, ACM Spirit Award recipient Chris Stapleton, ACM Poet’s Award recipient Shania Twain, ACM Milestone Award recipient Morgan Wallen and ACM Film Award recipient Yellowstone. Reigning ACM Female Artist of the Year and 4x ACM Award winner Carly Pearce will return to host for a second year, as well as grace the stage with a musical performance.
There will also be an array of performances across the star-studded evening of live music and tributes, including ACM Award winner and Grammy nominee Trace Adkins performing his cover of “A Country Boy Can Survive” from the upcoming Fox country music drama Monarch. The series will premiere on Sunday, Sept. 11 immediately following the Fox NFL doubleheader before making its time period premiere on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. CT.
Other performers and presenters include Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, The Warren Brothers, Brooks & Dunn, Dan + Shay, Jordan Davis, Ernest, Jesse Frasure, Vince Gill, Ashley Gorley, Mickey Guyton, Hardy, Wynonna Judd, Avril Lavigne, Little Big Town, Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson and more. The full lineup of artists will be released in the coming weeks.
“Country music royalty reigns on Fox this fall, starting with the debut of Monarch, the network’s new drama about the first family of country music, followed by one of country’s most special nights, ACM Honors,” shares Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, Fox Entertainment. “This partnership with the Academy of Country Music marks the return to television for this beloved, star-studded event, giving country fans everywhere all the more reason to call Fox home.”
“We are thrilled to bring one of our industry’s favorite and most poignant nights back to primetime television and to kick off our first-ever ACM partnership with Fox,” adds Academy of Country Music CEO Damon Whiteside. “Being our 15th anniversary show makes the return to television even more special and a great opportunity to bring ACM Honors to the fans to experience the admiration and respect that our country community has for its own through emotional tributes and unique performances.”
The 15th Annual ACM Honors will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 24 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Tickets are currently on sale to the general public at AXS.
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