ACM Honors — an annual show celebrating songwriting achievements and behind-the-scenes contributions to country music — heads to network television this fall.
The ceremony airs Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. CST on Fox, according to a news release from the Academy of Country Music. It marks the first time for show producers to team with Fox on an ACM broadcast.
Artists set to perform include Brooks & Dunn, Avril Lavigne, Morgan Wallen, Kelsea Ballerini, Dan + Shay, Vince Gill, Dierks Bentley, Wynonna Judd and more.
Fans in Nashville can see the show live when ACM Honors returns Aug. 24 to the Ryman Auditorium. Carly Pearce, reigning ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, hosts for a second consecutive year.
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“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 said in a media statement. “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.”
This year's honorees include Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Shania Twain, late industry veteran Connie Bradley, songwriter Sonny Throckmorton, and Kevin Costner-led hit show "Yellowstone," among others.
The ACM Honors head to network television as its premier sister program, the ACM Awards, plans to double-down on streaming by returning to Amazon Prime Video in 2023.
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