ENCINO, CA: Today, Wednesday, July 29, 2015, beginning at 10 AM (CT), presale codes were e-mailed prior to the on-sale date to ACM Professional Members and A-List Members to purchase tickets for the 9th Annual ACM HONORS™. The celebration will be at 7 p.m. on September 1, 2015 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. This will be the sixth time the Ryman has hosted the event.
Yesterday, Tuesday, July 28, 2015, The Academy of Country Music® also announced that country music superstar Jake Owen will host the 9th Annual ACM HONORS™ (open to the public) for his second time. Presenters include Kelsea Ballerini, RAC Clark and The Swon Brothers. Performers include Jason Aldean, Roy Clark, Jr., Randy Houser, Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen and Restless Heart.
Tickets for the public, priced at $42.00 will go on sale at 10 a.m. (CT) Friday, July 31, 2015 at www.ticketmaster.com. The special evening will include musical performances, award presentations and video tributes. The ACM Honors ceremony will recognize special Country music icons, musicians and industry winners from the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards as well as off-camera category winners. City National Bank sponsors the evening.
Special Awards Honorees include Alabama, chosen to receive the Career Achievement Award, honoring an individual artist, duo, group or multiple artist collaboration that have advanced the popularity and acceptance of country music through their endeavors in the entertainment industry in multiple areas during the preceding calendar year, Barry Adelman, Luke Bryan has been chosen to receive the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award, which acknowledges unprecedented, unique and outstanding individual achievement in country music. Bob McDill and Felice and Boudleaux Bryant (awarded posthumously) have been selected to receive the Poet’s Award, which honors songwriters for outstanding musical and/or lyrical contributions throughout their careers in the field of country music., Eric Church has been chosen to receive the Jim Reeves International Award, which is presented to an artist for outstanding contributions to the acceptance of country music throughout the world, Tim DuBois and Barry Adelman have been chosen as the recipient of the Mae Boren Axton Award, which is given in recognition of years of dedication and service by an outstanding individual to the Academy of Country Music., and Loretta Lynn has been chosen to receive the Crystal Milestone Award, which is given to an artist or industry leader to commemorate a specific, remarkable achievement.. Luke Laird is honored as Songwriter of the Year. Studio Recording Awards (formerly MBI Awards) for musician, bandleader, and instrumentalist recipients include Chuck Ainlay, Tom Bukovac, Dan Dugmore, Jay Joyce, Greg Morrow, Michael Rojas, Ilya Toshinsky and Glenn Worf. Industry Award winners include Ed Warm of Joe’s Live, Sally Williams of Ryman Auditorium, Country Thunder USA: East in Twin Lakes, WI, Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, MS, Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA, Joe’s Bar in Chicago, IL, MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, NV, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. For more information on specific awards, please visit www.acmcountry.com.
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