Brooks & Dunn to Receive Special Honor at 2016 American Country Countdown Awards
Together, Brooks & Dunn have sold more than 30 million albums and earned 23 No. 1 hits since their debut in 1991. They are the best-selling duo in country music history and the most-awarded act in the history of the ACM Awards (they have 27 ACM trophies to their name). Brooks & Dunn have also received two Grammys and 20 CMA Awards.
“Brooks & Dunn have indelibly etched their legacy as the biggest-selling duo in country music history,” ACC Awards executive producer Mark Bracco says in a press release. “Their outstanding career achievements have influenced legions of artists and fans alike, and we’re proud to recognize their tremendous success and ongoing musical impact with this well-deserved award.”
Per a press release, the Nash Icon Award "is given to an artist whose extraordinary talent has influenced generations of musicians and honors the accomplishments and artistry of the recipient." The pair will be presented with their trophy by good friend and frequent collaborator Reba McEntire. McEntire received the Nash Icon Award during the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards; in fact, Brooks presented her with the honor.
In addition, Brooks & Dunn will be performing at the 2016 ACC Awards. Previously announced performers include Kelsea Ballerini, Cam, Dan + Shay, Sam Hunt, Martina McBride, Cole Swindell, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett and Carrie Underwood.
After being postponed late in 2015, the American Country Countdown Awards are set to return on May 1. The show will air live on Fox from 8PM ET until 10PM ET, from the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The two-hour awards ceremony will be the first country music awards show to air live from Los Angeles in more than 10 years.
See Photos from the 2014 American Country Countdown Awards