The Academy of Country Music announced its first round of performers for the 11th annual ACM Honors ceremony on Aug. 23: George Strait, Kelsea Ballerini, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett and Hillary Scott.
The 11th annual ACM Honors is an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd ACM Awards.
Special Award recipients include Kelsea Ballerini (Gene Weed Milestone Award), Toby Keith (Poet’s Award), Bob Kingsley (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), Reba McEntire (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), Nashville (Tex Ritter Film Award), Dolly Parton (Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Shel Silverstein (Poet’s Award) and George Strait (Cliffie Stone Icon Award).
The 11th annual ACM Honors will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and will be broadcast on CBS at a later date.
Tickets are on sale now.
photo by Erika Goldring