The Academy of Country Music announced this morning that Dierks Bentley will host the 6th annual Academy of Country Music Honors on September 24th in Nashville, Tennessee. The open to the public event will be held at the historic Ryman Auditorium as the Academy honors special honorees and off-camera winners from the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Tickets are priced at $37 and will go on-sale to the public on Friday, August 17th at 8 pm PST at the Ryman box office and Ticketmaster outlets.
It’s the first time Dierks is hosting the event, which is being held at the Ryman for the third time.
Those being honored include Kenny Chesney, Bobby Braddock, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Gayle Holcomb, Alan Jackson, Billy Sherrill, Ricky Skaggs, and Dwight Yoakam. The evening will also recognize winners of the MBI (musician, bandleader, instrumentalist) and Industry categories. The songwriter of the year award, which has only been handed out once in 1965.
“I’m really looking forward to helping recognize this year’s ACM honorees,” said Bentley. “Country music has so many talented artists, songwriters and people working behind the scenes…I’m flattered that I’ve been asked to stand on stage beside them.”
See the list of honorees below.