Skaggs Yoakam, Harris, Sherrill receive honors

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 – Ricky Skaggs, Dwight Yoakam, Emmylou Harris and Billy Sherrill will be honored in Nashville by the Academy of Country Music (ACM) next Monday at the sixth Annual ACM Honors ceremony at the Ryman Auditorium.

The quartet will be presented with the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award. Each year, this prestigious award is presented to several pioneers of the country music genre

"I'm very honored to receive the ACM Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award this year," said Skaggs. "It means a lot to an artist to be recognized for their work. I very much appreciate this award."

Past recipients include Alabama, Johnny Cash, Charlie Daniels, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Loretta Lynn, Willie Nelson, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, Dolly Parton, Charley Pride, Jerry Reed, Tex Ritter, Marty Robbins, Kenny Rogers, Mel Tillis, Conway Twitty, Porter Wagoner, Hank Williams Sr., Hank Williams Jr. and Bob Wills.

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