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George Strait, Kelsea Ballerini and More to Perform at 2017 ACM Honors

2017 ACM Honors performers
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The Academy of Country Music has revealed the first round of performers for the upcoming 2017 ACM Honors ceremony. George Strait, Kelsea Ballerini and more are all set to take the stage during the event.

In addition to Strait and Ballerini, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett and Hillary Scott are all scheduled to perform during the 2017 ACM Honors show. Ballerini, Keith and Strait will all be receiving awards that evening — the Gene Weed Milestone Award, the Poet’s Award and the Cliffie Stone Icon Award, respectively. The ceremony honors special honorees and category winners whose awards presentations didn’t make the 2017 ACM Awards broadcast, as well as the 2017 winners of the ACM’s Special Awards, Studio Recording Awards and Songwriter of the Year honor.

Also scheduled to receive awards during the 2017 ACM Honors are Dolly Parton (the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Reba McEntire and radio host Bob Kingsley (the Mae Boren Axton Service Award), the late poet Shel Silverstein (the Poet’s Award), the cast of CMT’s Nashville (the 2017 Tex Ritter Film Award) and ACM Songwriter of the Year Lori McKenna. Industry and Studio Recording Awards winners will be honored that evening as well; Eric Church (the 2017 Merle Haggard Spirit Award winner) and Willie Nelson (another Poet’s Award winner) will receive their honors at a later date.

The 2017 ACM Honors are scheduled to tape at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on Aug. 23; the ceremony will be broadcast on Sept. 15 on CBS at 9PM ET. Tickets for the show are now available to the general public via Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman Auditorium box office.

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