Miranda Lambert, Chris Young and More Added to 2016 ACM Honors Lineup
Both Lambert and Young will be performing, as will the newly added Dan + Shay, the Band Perry and pop star Alicia Keys. Additionally, Mike Fisher, Emmylou Harris, Martina McBride and Thomas Rhett have signed on as presenters. They all join previously announced performers Dierks Bentley, Toby Keith, Blake Shelton and Keith Urban, all of whom will be performing a tribute to Glen Campbell, as well as Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Cam, Maren Morris, Cole Swindell and Lady Antebellum.
The ACM Honors celebrates the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 51st ACM Awards, which took place back in April. Recipients, as previously announced, include Carrie Underwood (ACM Lifting Lives Gary Haber Award), Campbell (2016 Career Achievement Award), Crystal Gayle, Tanya Tucker and the Statler Brothers (Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award), Little Big Town (Crystal Milestone Award) and more. Additionally, Aldean, along with performing, will receive the Triple Crown Award, honoring his New Male Vocalist of the Year (2005), Male Vocalist of the Year (2012-2014) and Entertainer of the Year (2016) wins; he is one of only seven artists to achieve this feat.
Although specifics haven't been revealed, it seems likely that Fisher, a hockey player with the NHL's Nashville Predators, will be presenting his wife, Underwood, with her honor. Additionally, Morris and Keys were recently announced as a pairing for an upcoming episode of CMT's Crossroads, so perhaps they will join forces onstage at the ACM Honors as well.
The 2016 ACM Honors ceremony will take place on Aug. 30 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, and the show will be produced for television by Dick Clark Productions and broadcast on CBS on Sept. 9 at 9PM ET. In addition to performing, Lady A will also be hosting the evening.
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