Performers and presenters have been announced for the 8th Annual ACM Honors, set for Sept 9 at the Ryman in Nashville. Kelly Clarkson, who has been nesting in Nashville since having her baby in June, will be one of the performers, along with Nashville’s Clare Bowen, Sam Palladio and more.
It had already been announced that Carrie Underwood would receive the receive the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award for “unprecedented, unique, and outstanding individual achievement in country music.”
It’s a pretty good lineup! Too bad it won’t be televised.
Read the press release below:
PERFORMERS AND PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED FOR 8th ANNUAL ACM HONORS TO BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 AT HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM IN NASHVILLE
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT TICKETMASTER AND AT THE RYMAN BOX OFFICE
WHAT: The 8th Annual ACM HONORS, as previously announced, is an evening of musical tribute performances and award presentations celebrating the non-televised special honorees and winners from the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held earlier this year. Tickets priced at $40.00 are available at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office.
WHO: Participants include host Jake Owen, musical director Frank Liddell, performers Dierks Bentley, Clare Bowen, Shawn Camp, Kelly Clarkson, Rodney Clawson, Hunter Hayes, Will Hoge, Jack Ingram, Kacey Musgraves, Sam Palladio, Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, Lee Ann Womack, Dwight Yoakam, Oak Ridge Boys and presenters JoeBonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Chesney, Pete Fisher, Brenda Lee, Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett, The Swon Brothers and more.
Honorees include Special Awards recipients Bob Beckham (posthumously), Steve Buchanan, Jack Clement (posthumously), Dean Dillon, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson, Ronnie Milsap, Paul Moore, BuckOwens (posthumously), Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts. Studio Recording Awards (formerly MBI Awards) recipients include Shannon Forrest, Paul Franklin, Dann Huff, Charlie Judge, RobMcNelley,Justin Niebank, Michael Rhodes and Bryan Sutton. Industry Award winners include Brian O’Connell of Live Nation, Nicole More of Neste Event Marketing, Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, TX, Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth, TX, Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN, Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, TN,Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT and Mohegan Sun Wolf Den in Uncasville, CT. Shane McAnally will be honored as Songwriter of the Year. For more information on specific awards, please visit www.acmcountry.com.
Special Awards recipient Merle Haggard was previously presented with the ACM Crystal Milestone Award for his 50 years in country music on the 49th ACM Awards in April.