Thursday, June 21, 2018
– Dave Cobb, producer of Chris Stapleton, received the Academy of Country Music for Producer of the Year, it was announce today.
The ACM announced winners in musician and industry honors.
NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR: Cotton Eyed Joe - Knoxville, TN
CASINO OF THE YEAR - SMALL CAPACITY: The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino - Las Vegas, NV
CASINO OF THE YEAR - MEDIUM CAPACITY: MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, NV
VENUE OF THE YEAR - SMALL CAPACITY: The Georgia Theatre - Athens, GA
VENUE OF THE YEAR - MEDIUM CAPACITY: The Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
VENUE OF THE YEAR - LARGE CAPACITY: Shoreline Amphitheater - Mountain View, CA
FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR: Country Thunder - Florence, AZ
DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR: R. J. Romeo - Romeo Entertainment Group
PROMOTER OF THE YEAR - Brian O'Connell - Live Nation
STUDIO RECORDING AWARD WINNERS:
BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Jimmie Lee Sloas
DRUMMER OF THE YEAR - Fred Eltringham
GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Rob McNelley
PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Jim 'Moose' Brown
SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Danny Rader
STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Paul Franklin
AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR - Justin Niebank
The winners will receive their awards on Aug. 22 at a ceremony at the Ryman in Nashville. All awards will be handed out off camera.