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The Academy of Country Music (ACMs) have announced that tickets will go on sale for the ACM Honors event this Friday, August 12th at 10 am CT. The event will be hosted by Showdog-Universal artist Joe Nichols on September 19th at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. The event will honor country artists through tributes by their peers in the industry.
Besides the award presentations, the evening will also include video and musical tributes. Honorees expected to attend include John Dorris, Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers, Tom T. Hall, Reba McEntire, and Taylor Swift.
Previously announced performers paying tribute to the honorees include Montgomery Gentry, Joe Nichols (who is also acting as the evening’s host), and Jamey Johnson. More will be announced as the date approaches.
Tickets start at just $37 and can be purchased through Ticketmaster outlets.
The Academy of Country Music announced the host for the 5th annual ACM Honors event this year. Joe Nichols will host the event for the first time on September 19th at the historic Ryman Auditorium. The ACM Honors special is an evening dedicated to recognizing honorees on and off-camera. This years honorees include Reba McEntire, Taylor Swift, the Country Strong movie, Garth Brooks, and Hank Cochran will be awarded posthumously at the event. Other musicians and producers will also receive special awards that night.
“Hosting the ACM Honors is definitely a high point in my career,” Nichols said. “To share the stage with such an incredible array of talent is a distinction I don’t take lightly, and I am honored that the Academy of Country Music asked me to host the event.”
The special award recipients are as follows:
Reba McEntire – Career Achievement Award
Taylor Swift – Jim Reeves International Award
Garth Brooks – Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award
Hank Cochran – Poet’s Award (posthumously)
John Dorris – Mae Boren Axton Award
Larry Gaitlin & The Gaitlin Brothers – Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award
Country Strong – Tex Ritter Award
Tom T. Hall – Poet’s Award
Tickets will be on sale on Ticketmaster for the public, but the on-sale date is still to be announced. For more information on the ACM Honors event, see the official ACM website.
Joe Nichols has partnered up with the Dunkin Donuts chain for his 2011 Nationwide Concert Tour. As part of the partnership, Nichols will take over Dunkin Donuts’ Facebook page on Wednesday for a live chat with his fans. He’ll also perform a short acoustic concert and answer questions from his fans during this live stream.
“Dunkin’ Donuts already made my favorite coffee, so there was an immediate interest on my part,” said NICHOLS. “And after seeing them so proactively supporting the troops via the USO, and given my very public support of military personnel, we found out we had even more in common. The more we talked, the more the connection between us grew. I can’t imagine a better fit.”
Nichols was a key part of Dunkin Donuts’ national partnership with the USO. Fans can watch the live stream at the official Facebook page here.
Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood are just two of the country music stars added to the guest speaker line-up for the 2011 Billboard Country Music Summit in Nashville, Tennessee June 6th & 7th. Underwood will host an hour’s question and answer segment with the media and fans on her rise to fame since finishing first on American Idol, and she is expected to discuss the past, present, and future of her superstar career in both music and film.
Steel Magnolia and Joe Nichols are the latest acts added on to the Country Weekly Fashion Show lineup. The event is part of the Musician’s on Call program, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in America. Both Steel Magnolia and Nichols will perform at the event, while other country stars will walk the catwalk. Hosted by Suzanne Alexander, the full list of participants is below the cut. You can catch this special event in Nashville on June 7th. Tickets are available on ticketmaster.com.