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Campbell, Urban, Underwood take ACM honors

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 – Glen Campbell, Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood are among the winners of Special Awards from The Academy of Country Music announced today.

This year's Special Award honorees include Campbell (Career Achievement Award), Crystal Gayle (Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award), Eddie Rabbitt (Poet's Award, awarded posthumously), Tanya Tucker (Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award), Underwood (ACM Lifting Lives Gary Haber Award), Urban (Mae Boren Axton Award), Jeff Walker (Jim Reeves International Award, awarded posthumously), Jimmy Webb (Poet's Award), Little Big Town (Crystal Milestone Award) and The Statler Brothers (Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award).

Honorees and winners will be celebrated during the 10th Annual ACM Honors, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards. The event will take place in the fall at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

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