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Trisha Yearwood, Rhonda Vincent, Ashley Monroe perform at ACM event

Thursday, June 14, 2007 – Trisha Yearwood, Rhonda Vincent and Ashley Monroe were added to the list of performers for an awards ceremony for the Academy of Country Music June 20.

Dolly Parton, Don Williams and the late Harlan Howard and Waylon Jennings all will be honored with the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award. The late Buck Owens will receive the Jim Reeves International Award, and Jack Lameier will receive the Mae Boren Axton Award.

More performers will be added soon.

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