The eighth annual ACM Honors, which is the local event that the Academy of Country Music uses to hand out its off-camera awards, has a new host this year in Jake Owen.
Performers and presenters for this year’s event, which is set for Sept. 9 at Ryman Auditorium, were revealed on Thursday.
Former host Dierks Bentley, ABC “Nashville” actress Clare Bowen, Shawn Camp, Kelly Clarkson, songwriter Rodney Clawson, Hunter Hayes, Will Hoge, Jack Ingram, Kacey Musgraves, ABC “Nashville” actor Sam Palladio, Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott, Lee Ann Womack, Dwight Yoakam, and TheOak Ridge Boys will sing during the show.
Presenters will include Joe Bonsall of The Oak Ridge Boys, Kenny Chesney, Grand Ole Opry general manager Pete Fisher, Brenda Lee, Justin Moore, Thomas Rhett and The Swon Brothers.
This year, the Special Awards recipients are Bob Beckham (posthumously), Steve Buchanan, Jack Clement (posthumously), Dean Dillon, Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson, Ronnie Milsap, Paul Moore, Buck Owens (posthumously), Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts.
Tickets to the event are $40 and are available through Ticketmaster and the Ryman box office.