08/01/2012

Dierks to Host 6th ACM HONORS on 9/24

Dierks will be hosting the 6th Annual ACM HONORS on Sept. 24th at 7pm at the Ryman Auditorium.

It's a night dedicated to recognizing special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

The event is open to the public. Tickets are $37 and go on sale at 8am PST on August 17th at the Ryman box office, Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.

Those being honored include Special Award recipients Bobby Braddock, Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Gayle Holcomb, Alan Jackson, Billy Sherrill, Ricky Scaggs and Dwight Yoakam. Roger Miller will also be honored posthumously. The winner of Songwriter of the Year will be recognized as well.

“Dierks’ incredible passion combined with his respect for and overwhelming knowledge of the country music genre, both as a renowned artist and songwriter, make him an ideal host for ACM Honors,” said Michelle Goble, Senior Vice President, Membership & Industry Relations at the Academy of Country Music. “We look forward to his contribution to the show, as we pay tribute to those who helped forge country music into the outstanding genre it is today.”

“I’m really looking forward to helping recognize this year’s ACM honorees,” said Dierks. “Country music has so many talented artists, songwriters and people working behind the scenes…I’m flattered that I’ve been asked to stand on stage beside them.”

If you're planning on being in Nashville on September 24th, be sure to come spend some time with Country Music greats!