Chris Stapleton, Alan Jackson and More Added to 2017 ACM Honors Lineup
Stapleton and Jackson will perform during the 2017 ACM Honors ceremony, the Academy of Country Music announced on Thursday (Aug. 17). They join previously announced performers George Strait, Kelsea Ballerini, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett and Hillary Scott. Additionally, Clare Bowen, Charles Esten, Cassadee Pope and Brett Young will all be involved in “special off-camera moments,” as a press release describes them, throughout the ACM Honors event.
Presenting trophies at the 2017 ACM Honors will be Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Jimmy Webb, Ross Copperman and Bobby Bones. Additionally, Gill, LBT, Morris, Paisley and Scott will help present the evening’s awards. The ceremony honors special honorees and category winners whose awards presentations didn’t make the 2017 ACM Awards broadcast.
Among those scheduled to receive awards during the 2017 ACM Honors are Dolly Parton (the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Reba McEntire and radio host Bob Kingsley (the Mae Boren Axton Service Award), the late poet Shel Silverstein (the Poet’s Award), the cast of CMT’s Nashville (the 2017 Tex Ritter Film Award) and ACM Songwriter of the Year Lori McKenna. Industry and Studio Recording Awards winners will be honored that evening as well.
The 2017 ACM Honors are scheduled to tape at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Aug. 23; the ceremony will be broadcast on Sept. 15 on CBS at 9PM ET. Tickets for the show are now available to the general public via Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman Auditorium box office.
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