Looks like the 15th annual ACM Honors is once again coming to the Mother Church of country music.
As an offshoot of sorts to the ACM Awards, the ACM Honors pays tribute to country music stars in a variety of different categories, recognizing various accomplishments in the industry.
And they’ve officially announced they’re coming to the Ryman Auditorium on August 24th.
According to the Tennessean, ACM CEO Damon Whiteside said the event will:
“Celebrate the achievements of artists, musicians, and industry executives that have made a positive impact on the industry during the prior year or over their careers.”
At this year’s show, Miranda Lambert will be receiving the ACM Triple Crown Award, following her Entertainer of the Year win at the ACM Awards. The Triple Crown Award includes winning awards for ACM Top New Female Vocalist and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year.
She’ll join Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Mickey Gilley, Merle Haggard, Barbara Mandrell, and Carrie Underwood as those who have won the award.
Morgan Wallen will receive the ACM Milestone Award and his frequent collaborator Hardy will take home the Songwriter of the Year Award.
Wallen’s Dangerous: The Double Album, which won ACM Album of the Year this year, achieved a mind boggling 15 straight months in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 all-genre chart, and at number one on the Top Country Albums chart, selling more than 4.1 million units.
Chris Stapleton will receive the ACM’s Spirit Award and even Paramount network’s smash series Yelllowstone will be in the mix.
Yellowstone will also receive the ACM Film Award, which recognizes a successful movie, TV show, or feature film that features country music. Which is kind of hilarious since the music they play on Yellowstone would never itself be nominated by the ACM Awards.
Shania Twain and Nashville Songwriter Hall of Famer Sonny Throckmorton will win the ACM Poet’s Award for their:
“Outstanding and longstanding musical and/or lyrical contributions throughout their career, with special consideration given to a song or songs’ impact on the culture of country music.”
Throckmorton has 1,000 songs recorded by artists like Ray Charles, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, The Judds, George Strait, and Tanya Tucker.
Paul Barnabee and Dwight Wiles will win the Lifting Lives Award for their work with the ACM’s COVID-19 Response Fund, and Duane Clark will be honored with the ACM Service Award for his work with country music’s financial sector.