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Joe Nichols to Host 5th Annual ACM Honors
Posted By Sarah Wyland On August 2, 2011 @ 4:22 PM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled
Joe Nichols  will host the 5th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on September 19. The evening is dedicated to recognizing special honorees  and off-camera winners from the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards . This is the first time Joe has hosted the event and the second time it will be held at the Ryman, which will be recognized as ACM Venue of the Year.
“Joe has the admiration of music fans worldwide because of his own straightforward, tradition respect for country music,” said Michelle Goble, Senior Vice President, Membership & Events with the ACM. “His appreciation for the genre makes him a great fit for an evening paying tribute to those who have paved way—and those who work behind the scenes.”
“Hosting the ACM Honors is definitely a high point in my career,” Joe said. “To share the stage with such an incredible array of talent is a distinction I don’t take lightly, and I am honored that the Academy of Country Music asked me to host the event.”
Garth Brooks , John Dorris, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, Tom T. Hall, Reba , Taylor Swift  and the film Country Strong  are some of the night’s honorees. Hank Cochran will also be honored posthumously. Winners of the MBI (musician, bandleader, instrumentalist) and Industry categories, which are not presented during the live telecast of the Academy of Country Music Awards will also be awarded.
The Academy of Country Music Special Awards are voted on by the ACM Board of Directors and are awarded during years that the Board of Directors feels there are clear and deserving candidates. Honorees include:
The winners of the MBI awards are voted based on Academy of Country Music ballots by members classified in the Artist-Entertainer-MBI and the Producer-Engineer-Studio Manager categories. Honorees include:
Winners of the Industry Awards categories are voted on by the membership of the Academy of Country Music. Honorees include:
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