CBS confirmed today that superstars Kelsea Ballerini, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett, Hillary Scott and George Strait will take the stage to perform at the 11th Annual ACM Honors. The event will be broadcast Friday, Sept. 15 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
The show, dedicated to celebrating the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards, will tape on Wednesday, August 23 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
As previously announced, Special Award recipients celebrated at the ACM Honors will include Kelsea Ballerini (Gene Weed Milestone Award), Toby 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 George Strait (Cliffie Stone Icon Award). The evening will also honor winners of the Industry and Studio Recording Awards, along with the first female Songwriter of the Year Award winner, Lori McKenna.
The Academy of Country Music will present trophies to previously announced Special Award recipients Eric Church (Merle Haggard Spirit Award) and Willie Nelson (Poet’s Award) at a later date.
Additional details will be announced in the coming weeks. The ACM Honors will be produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark, Barry Adelman and Mark Bracco are executive producers. Pete Fisher and Tiffany Moon are executive producers for the Academy of Country Music.
The 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards will broadcast live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 2 on the CBS Television Network. This will mark the first time the show will be broadcast from T-Mobile Arena. The 52nd ACM Awards, honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in country music, will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations and surprising moments, with more announcements to follow in the coming months.