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. For the fourth year in a row, limited tickets for purchase will be available for fans to experience a memorable night in country music. Tickets priced at $40.00 will go on sale to the general public at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office at 10:00AM CST on Friday, August 1, 2014. ACM Professional and A-list members can purchase tickets through a special pre-sale beginning at 10:00AM CST on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Country fans may sign up for the ACM A-List for FREE at www.ACMcountry.com.
WHO: Host, presenters and performers to be announced. Honorees include Special Awards recipients Bob Beckham (posthumously),Steve Buchanan, Jack Clement (posthumously), Dean Dillon, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson, Ronnie Milsap, Paul Moore, Buck Owens (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.