Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson & More Honored by ACM

Country music fans, superstar Music City talent and industry elite turned out in force last night for the Academy of Country Music’s 6th Annual ACM Honors, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The sold-out event, hosted by Dierks Bentley for [...] Read More

Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Emmylou Harris & More Announced as Off-Camera ACM Winners

Today the Academy of Country Music is announcing the winners of awards that will not be televised during the live telecast of the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, telecast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8 p.m. live ET/delayed PT on CBS, due [...] Read More

Mel Tillis, Marty Robbins Among ACM Honorees

Martina McBride, Randy Travis, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Kenny Rogers were among the artists who showed up to perform on their behalf. Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith and Barbara Mandrell were among the acts who sent their support via video. But even more can be said by taking an inventory of the artists who were not on hand that were affected by the people who graced the stage Monday at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium: George Strait, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Josh Turner, Rascal Flatts, Alan Jackson, George Jones, Reba McEntire, Shania Twain… The real task would be to find artists who did not benefit from the raft of people — musicians, producers, concert executives, songwriters and pioneering artists #151; who were honored at the fourth annual ACM Honors. The event allowed the Academy of Country Music to give a more detailed account of the behind-the-scenes people and the pioneers of the genre than it could provide during its fast-moving televised awards. Read More

Chris Young, Miranda Lambert Pals Awarded

Chris Young was named Breakthrough Songwriter of the Year, the Zac Brown Band took Breakthrough Artist and four people associated with Miranda Lambert’s current hit won producer and songwriter honors as Music Row magazine handed out its 22nd annual awards Thursday during a ceremony at BMI’s Nashville office. Chris rearranged his travel plans to attend the event, where he played an acoustic version of “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song),” which became his first Top 10 hit as a writer. He told the crowd of several hundred people that he used to visit BMI when he was in his teens with an eye toward finding someone — anyone — who might write with him. Read More