Keith Urban, Blake Shelton and More to Honor Glen Campbell at 2016 ACM Honors
The four country stars will pay tribute to the iconic Campbell with a medley of the artist's biggest hits, culminating in a performance of "Rhinestone Cowboy" featuring all four acts, according to the Tennessean. Bentley and Urban were announced as performers for the 10th annual ACM Honors earlier in August, though it is unclear if they will take the stage solo in addition to their Campbell tribute. Other previously announced performers include Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Cam, Maren Morris, Cole Swindell and Lady Antebellum.
Campbell, who is in the late stages of Alzheimer’s, will receive the 2016 Career Achievement Award, which “honors artists who have advanced the popularity and acceptance of country music through their endeavors in the entertainment industry in multiple areas during the preceding calendar year.” The Tennessean reports that Campbell's wife Kim will accept the award on his behalf.
The ACM Honors ceremony celebrates the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 51st ACM Awards, which took place back in April. Other recipients, as previously announced, include Carrie Underwood (ACM Lifting Lives Gary Haber Award), Crystal Gayle, Tanya Tucker and the Statler Brothers (Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award), Little Big Town (Crystal Milestone Award) and more. Additionally, Aldean will receive the Triple Crown Award, honoring his New Male Vocalist of the Year (2005), Male Vocalist of the Year (2012-2014) and Entertainer of the Year (2016) wins.
The 2016 ACM Honors will be produced for television by Dick Clark Productions and broadcast on CBS on Sept. 9 at 9PM ET. In addition to performing, Lady A will also be hosting the evening.
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