Carly Pearce to host event celebrating special honorees Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Shania Twain, Morgan Wallen & ‘Yellowstone’
√ Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Brooks & Dunn, The Warren Brothers, Dan + Shay, Jordan Davis, ERNEST, Vince Gill, HARDY, Wynonna Judd, Avril Lavigne, Little Big Town, Carly Pearce, Morgan Wallen, Lainey Wilson to perform
√ Special performance by Trace Adkins, star of FOX’s new country music drama ‘Monarch’
The 15th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors will air Tuesday, Sept. 13 (8 p.m. ET/PT) on FOX, marking its return to television and the first time the special will air on the network.
This all-star event, dubbed “Country Music industry’s favorite night,” will recognize several special honorees, including ACM Triple Crown Award recipient Miranda Lambert, ACM Spirit Award recipient Chris Stapleton, ACM Poet’s Award recipient Shania Twain, ACM Milestone Award recipient Morgan Wallen and ACM Film Award recipient “Yellowstone.”
Reigning ACM Female Artist of the Year and four-time ACM Award winner Carly Pearce will return for a second year to host the ceremony. Pearce also will grace the stage with a musical performance.
Across the star-studded evening of live music and tributes, audiences will see additional performances from iconic country music artists, including ACM Award winner and Grammy nominee Trace Adkins, performing his cover of “A Country Boy Can Survive,” from the upcoming FOX country music drama “Monarch,” in which he stars alongside Susan Sarandon and Anna Friel. The series premieres Sunday, Sept. 11, immediately following the FOX NFL doubleheader (8 p.m. ET, and simultaneously to all time zones). It then makes its time period premiere Tuesday, Sept. 20 (9 p.m. ET/PT).
Other performers and presenters include Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, The Warren Brothers, Brooks & Dunn, Dan + Shay, Jordan Davis, ERNEST, Jesse Frasure, Vince Gill, Ashley Gorley, Mickey Guyton, HARDY, Wynonna Judd, Avril Lavigne, Little Big Town, Morgan Wallen and Lainey Wilson. The full lineup of artists included in the FOX primetime special will be released in the coming weeks.
“Country music royalty reigns on FOX this fall, starting with the debut of ‘Monarch,’ the network's new drama about the first family of country music, followed by one of country’s most special nights, ACM Honors,” said Rob Wade, president, alternative entertainment and specials, FOX Entertainment. “This partnership with the Academy of Country Music marks the return to television for this beloved, star-studded event, giving country fans everywhere all the more reason to call FOX home.”
“We are thrilled to bring one of our industry’s favorite and most poignant nights back to primetime television, and to kick off our first-ever ACM partnership with FOX,” said Academy of Country Music CEO Damon Whiteside. “Being our 15th anniversary show makes the return to television even more special, and a great opportunity to bring ACM Honors to the fans to experience the admiration and respect that our country community has for its own through emotional tributes and unique performances.”
The 15th Annual ACM Honors will be held Wednesday, Aug. 24, at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Tickets are on sale to the general public at AXS.