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Reba, Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift Presented With ACM Honors
Posted By Sarah Wyland On September 23, 2011 @ 11:46 AM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled
Artists, music industry elite and country music fans turned out for the Academy of Country Music’s  5th Annual ACM Honors, an evening dedicated to recognizing special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on September 19. Hosted by Joe Nichols,  the event was held at the historic Ryman Auditorium  which was awarded with the ACM for Venue of the Year.
The evening was a mix of live music, historical video retrospectives and current video tributes and interviews. Garth Brooks , the late Hank Cochran, John Dorris, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, Tom T. Hall, Reba , Taylor Swift  and the film Country Strong  were the Special Award recipients of the night. The winners of the Musician, Bandleader, Instrumentalist (MBI) categories and Industry Awards were also honored.
Several performances honored artists during the event. Rodney Atkins  and Jerrod Niemann  honored Garth by each performing a song of his each. Brett Eldredge  performed his current single “It Ain’t Gotta Be Love” which is featured in Country Strong while The Isaacs honored Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers with a medley of their hits. Dean Dillon, Jamey Johnson  and Joe Nichols paid tribute to Hank Cochran while Montgomery Gentry  and The Whites honored John Dorris. Buddy Miller and Lee Ann Womack  honored Tom T. Hall. Randy Houser , Thompson Square , Jack Ingram  and Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, with Romain Virgo, also performed.
Presenters included Ronnie Dunn , Ralph Emery, John Michael Montgomery , The Oak Ridge Boys  and the Academy’s Bob Romeo. Robin Meade presented Industry awards while Laura Bell Bundy  handed out MBI awards.
Reba received the Career Achievement Award which is presented to an artist who has advanced the popularity and acceptance of country music through their work in multiple areas.
Taylor Swift was presented the Jim Reeves International Award, given to an artist with outstanding contributions to the acceptance of country music throughout the world.
John Dorris was honored with the Mae Boren Axton Award, given to recognize dedication and service by an outstanding individual to the Academy of Country Music.
Garth Brooks and The Gatlin Brothers were honored with the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award which honors artists who are viewed as pioneers in the country music industry.
Tom T. Hall and Hank Cochran received the Poet’s Award that honors songwriters for outstanding musical and lyrical contribution throughout their careers in country music.
MBI (MUSICIANS, BAND, INSTRUMENTAL) AWARDS:
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Paul Worley
AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR – Chuck Ainlay
BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Glenn Worf
PERCUSSIONIST/DRUMMER OF THE YEAR – Eddie Bayers
GUITARIST OF THE YEAR – Tom Bukovac
FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Aubrey Haynie
PIANO/KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Gordon Mote
SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Bryan Sutton
STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Dan Dugmore
CASINO OF THE YEAR – Mohegan Sun Casino – Uncasville, CT
DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR – Steve “Bogie” Bogdanovich – Romeo Entertainment Group
NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR – Joe’s Bar – Chicago, IL
PROMOTER OF THE YEAR – Sally Williams – Ryman Auditorium
VENUE OF THE YEAR – Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
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 Academy of Country Music’s: http://www.gactv.com/acm
 Joe Nichols,: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_joe_nichols
 Ryman Auditorium: http://www.ryman.com
 Garth Brooks: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_garth_brooks
 Reba: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_reba_mcentire
 Taylor Swift: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_taylor_swift
 Country Strong: http://www.gactv.com/gac/pac_ctnt/text/0,,GAC_26058_100969,00.html
 Rodney Atkins: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_rodney_adkins
 Jerrod Niemann: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_jerrod_niemann
 Brett Eldredge: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_brett_eldredge
 Jamey Johnson: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_jamey_johnson
 Montgomery Gentry: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_montgomery_gentry
 Lee Ann Womack: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_lee_ann_womack
 Randy Houser: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_randy_houser
 Thompson Square: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_thompson_square
 Jack Ingram: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_jack_ingram
 Ronnie Dunn: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_ronnie_dunn
 John Michael Montgomery: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_john_michael_montgomery
 The Oak Ridge Boys: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_oak_ridge_boys
 Laura Bell Bundy: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_laura_bell_bundy
 Gwyneth Paltrow : http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_artists_a-z/article/0,,GAC_26071_6033523,00.html
 Tim McGraw: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_tim_mcgraw
 Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award : http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2011/09/23/blog/2011/03/30/acm-honors-the-gatlin-brothers-garth-brooks-with-cliffie-stone-pioneer-award/
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