Carly Pearce to host event celebrating special honorees Clint Black, Kane Brown, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Tim McGraw, K.T. Oslin, Chris Stapleton
√ BRELAND, Brandy Clark, Jordan Davis, Chris Janson, Lady A, Carly Pearce, Emily Shackelton, Keith Urban, The War And Treaty, Anne Wilson, Trisha Yearwood, Bailey Zimmerman to perform
The 16th Annual “Academy of Country Music Honors” will return to FOX for a second year, airing Monday, Sept. 18 (8 p.m. ET), bringing country superstars to the network. The all-star event, dubbed the “Country Music industry’s favorite night,” will recognize several special honorees, including ACM Triple Crown Award recipient Chris Stapleton; ACM Poet’s Award recipients Clint Black, Mary Chapin Carpenter and K.T. Oslin; ACM international Award recipient Kane Brown; and ACM Icon Award recipient Tim McGraw.
Four-time ACM Award winner Carly Pearce will return for a third year to host the ceremony. Pearce will also 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 Lift Every Voice Award recipient BRELAND, ACM Award winner Chris Janson, 12-time ACM Award-winning trio Lady A, 15-time ACM Award winner and 2018 ACM Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban, three-time ACM Award winner Trisha Yearwood, four-time ACM Award nominee Brandy Clark, eight-time ACM Award nominee Jordan Davis, ACM Award nominated duo The War And Treaty, ACM Award nominee Bailey Zimmerman, as well as Emily Shackelton and Anne Wilson. The full lineup of artists included in the FOX primetime special will be released in the coming weeks.
“We are thrilled to be working with FOX for a second year to bring one of our industry’s favorite nights, filled with emotional tributes and unforgettable performances, to primetime television,” Academy of Country Music CEO Damon Whiteside said. “The exceptional honorees and performers at the ‘Academy of Country Music Honors’ show will provide an extraordinary night of nonstop entertainment for music fans all across the country and an undeniable highlight for our country music community this fall.”
“Bringing back this annual celebration of country music icons and all-stars promises to once again captivate FOX audiences with its exceptional performances and moving tributes,” said Allison Wallach, FOX entertainment’s president of unscripted programming. “The Academy of Country Music’s talented team has outdone themselves in assembling an incredible lineup of artists to entertain and inspire country fans during what is sure to be an incredible, memorable night.”
The 16th Annual “ACM Honors” will be held Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. A handful of VIP packages, including seating in the exclusive artist pit, access to a VIP preparty reception, and a limited-edition Hatch Show print poster commemorating the show, are still available for sale on AXS.
The full list of recipients of the special awards the 16th “ACM Honors” includes Clint Black, BRELAND, Kane Brown, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Charlie Cook, Charlie Daniels, Mike Dungan, Ashley Gorley, HARDY, Bill Mayne, Tim McGraw, K.T. Oslin, Chris Stapleton and Troy Vollhoffer.