The 6th Annual ACM HONORS, an evening of musical tribute performances and special presentations celebrating the special honorees and non-televised category winners from the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, held earlier this year. Tickets are available at for $37 each. The evening is presented by City National Bank.

Host and performer Dierks Bentley, musical director Buddy Cannon, presenters Jana Kramer and Love and Theft, performing music tributes Clint Black, Luke Bryan, Rodney Crowell, Randy Houser, Ashley Monroe, Kellie Pickler and Dailey & Vincent and honorees including:

Special Awards Recipients:

  • Bobby Braddock – Poet’s Award
  • Kenny Chesney – Crystal Milestone Award
  • Vince Gill – Career Achievement Award
  • Emmylou Harris – Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award
  • Gayle Holcomb – Mae Boren Axton Award
  • Alan Jackson – Jim Reeves International Award
  • Roger Miller (posthumously) – Poet’s Award
  • Billy Sherrill – Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award
  • Ricky Skaggs – Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award
  • Dwight Yoakam – Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award

MBI (Musician/Bandleader/Instrumentalist) Award Winners:

  • Stuart Duncan – Fiddle Player of the Year
  • Shannon Forrest – Percussionist/Drummer of the Year
  • Paul Franklin – Steel Guitar Player of the Year
  • Kenny Greenberg – Guitarist of the Year
  • Aubrey Haynie – Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year
  • John Hobbs – Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year
  • Frank Liddell – Producer of the Year
  • Justin Niebank – Audio Engineer of the Year
  • Michael Rhodes – Bass Player of the Year

Industry Award Winners:

  • Jimmy Jay, Jayson Promotions, Inc. – Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year
  • Brian O’Connell, Live Nation – Promoter of the Year
  • Billy Bob’s Texas (Ft. Worth, TX) – Nightclub of the Year
  • Bridgestone Arena (Nashville, TN) – Venue of the Year
  • Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas, NV) – Casino of the Year

Songwriter of the Year Winner:

  • Dallas Davidson – Songwriter of the Year