The 2017 ACM Honors ceremony took place at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on Wednesday night (Aug. 23), bringing together artist, songwriter and industry ACM honorees. During the ceremony, some of the big names hung around backstage to mix and mingle, and to show off their newest trophies.

Among those in attendance at the 2017 ACM Honors were Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, Chris Stapleton, Brett Young and many more. During the ceremony, Ballerini, Vince GillLittle Big TownMaren MorrisBrad Paisley and more all performed; Jason AldeanLady Antebellum, Jimmy Webb and more helped present trophies.  Flip through the photo gallery above to see pictures of the the stars backstage during the event.

The ACM Honors ceremony celebrates special honorees and category winners whose awards presentations didn’t make the ACM Awards broadcast, which takes place in April. The night’s honorees include the winners of the ACM’s Special Awards, Industry Awards and Studio Recording Awards, as well as the Songwriter of the Year recipient. The 2017 ACM Honors ceremony will air on CBS on Sept. 15 at 9PM ET.

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