Wednesday, August 10, 2022
– The 15th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors will air on Sept. 13 on FOX, marking its return to television.
This is the debut for the event, which airs from 8-11 p.m., for FOX. The broadcast will be a recording of the event, held Aug. 24 at the Ryman.
The event will recognize several special honorees, including ACM Triple Crown Award winner Miranda Lambert, ACM Spirit Award recipient Chris Stapleton, ACM Poet's Award winner Shania Twain, ACM Milestone Award recipient Morgan Wallen and ACM Film Award honoree "Yellowstone."
Carly Pearce will return for a second year to host. Pearce also will perform along with Trace Adkins, performing his cover of "A Country Boy Can Survive," from the upcoming FOX country music drama "Monarch."
Other performers and presenters include Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, The Warren Brothers, Brooks & Dunn, Dan + Shay, Jordan Davis, ERNEST, Jesse Frasure, Vince Gill, Ashley Gorley, Mickey Guyton, HARDY, Wynonna Judd, Avril Lavigne, Little Big Town, Lainey Wilson and Wallen.
"Country music royalty reigns on FOX this fall, starting with the debut of 'Monarch,' the network's new drama about the first family of country music, followed by one of country's most special nights, ACM Honors," Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, FOX Entertainment. "This partnership with the Academy of Country Music marks the return to television for this beloved, star-studded event, giving country fans everywhere all the more reason to call FOX home."
"We are thrilled to bring one of our industry's favorite and most poignant nights back to primetime television and to kick off our first-ever ACM partnership with FOX," said Academy of Country Music CEO Damon Whiteside. "Being our 15th anniversary show makes the return to television even more special and a great opportunity to bring ACM Honors to the fans to experience the admiration and respect that our country community has for its own through emotional tributes and unique performances."