ACMs announce industry, studio recording honoirs
Basement East receiving its first-ever ACM Award for ACM Club of the Year following the venue's destruction during the March 2020 Nashville tornadoes and subsequent rebuild.
The Ryman, which just celebrated its 130th anniversary, received its seventh lifetime ACM Award. Pedal steel guitar player Paul Franklin scored his 17th career ACM Award, his first win for Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year. Promoter Brian O'Connell and producer Dann Huff each won their 10th career ACM Award.
While winners were officially announced this morning, Charlie Worsham found out his win in Acoustic Guitar Player of the Year on Friday night. Attendees at the Grand Ole Opry this past Friday night, May 13, got a special preview of this year's winners when singer-songwriter Worsham's set was interrupted with the news that he had won his first ever ACM Award as Acoustic Guitar Player of the Year. Dierks Bentley recorded a special video congratulating his touring band member on this recognition.
Industry Awards Honorees
Casino of the Year – Theater: Choctaw Casino & Resort; Durant, Okla.
Casino of the Year – Arena: Mohegan Sun Arena; Uncasville, Conn.
Festival of the Year: Windy City Smokeout Festival; Chicago
Fair/Rodeo of the Year: San Antonio Rodeo; San Antonio
Club of the Year: Basement East; Nashville
Theater of the Year: Ryman Auditorium; Nashville
Outdoor Venue of the Year: Red Rocks Amphitheatre; Morrison, Col
Arena of the Year: Bridgestone Arena; Nashville
Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year: Todd Boltin, Variety Attractions
Promoter of the Year: Brian O'Connell, Live Nation
Studio Recording Awards Honorees
Bass Player of the Year: Jimmie Lee Sloas
Drummer of the Year: Evan Hutchings
Acoustic Guitar Player of the Year: Charlie Worsham
Electric Guitar Player of the Year: Tom Bukovac
Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year: David Dorn
Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year: Paul Franklin
Audio Engineer of the Year: Jim Cooley
Producer of the Year: Dann Huff
Winners will be celebrated at the 15th Academy Of Country Music Honors Aug. 24 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.
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