Strait, Paisley, Rhett play ACM honors
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
– The Academy of Country Music announced George Strait, Brad Paisley and Thomas Rhett as performers for the 11th Annual ACM Honors an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards.
Kelsea Ballerini, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Maren Morris and Hillary Scot also will perform. More performers will be announced soon.
The event tapes Aug. 23 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for broadcast on Sept. 15 from 9-11 p.m. on CBS.
Special Award recipients at the Honors will include Kelsea Ballerini (Gene Weed Milestone Award), Keith (Poet's Award), Bob Kingsley (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), Reba McEntire (Mae Boren Axton Service Award),"Nashville" (Tex Ritter Film Award), Dolly Parton (Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Shel Silverstein (Poet's Award, awarded posthumously) and Strait (Cliffie Stone Icon Award).The evening will also honor winners of the Industry and Studio Recording Awards, along with Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Lori McKenna.
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