Lee Ann Womack Hosted 4th Annual ACM Honors
LEE ANN WOMACK TO HOST 4th ANNUAL ACM HONORS
TO BE HELD SEPTEMBER 20, 2010 AT THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM IN NASHVILLE
Evening To Recognize Special Honorees From The 45th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards
Today the Academy of Country Music is announcing that country music superstar LEE ANN WOMACK will host the 4th Annual ACM HONORS, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The event will take place on Monday, September 20, 2010 at The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
This is Womack’s second time hosting the event and the first time it will be held at the Ryman Auditorium, which was recognized last year at ACM Honors as Venue of the Year.
Those being honored include Special Award recipients Rod Essig, Marty Robbins, Don Schlitz, Mel Tillis, Keith Urban, Cindy Walker and the film Crazy Heart along with 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.
“We are excited to have Lee Ann back to host Honors this year. Her appreciation and love of country music makes her a perfect fit to help the Academy pay tribute to those who have paved the way, ” said Michelle Goble, Director of Membership and Events at the Academy of Country Music.
"It is an honor to be asked again by the Academy of Country Music to be a part of the awards honoring the people who make our business work on such a core level," says 5-time ACM Award winner Lee Ann Womack. "For the artists, the songwriters, the people who bring this music to the fans, these awards recognize the exceptional contributions of the people who create the foundation for everything we do -- and any time you can recognize that kind of contribution, it is a wonderful thing to be a part of."
For more information on the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC and the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, please visit www.acmcountry.com. For information on ACM LIFTING LIVES, please visit www.acmliftinglives.org.