ACM Announces Special Award Recipients

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ACM Announces Special Award Recipients

Published on March 22, 2013 by CMT News

Jason Aldean
Jason Aldean, Lady
and Blake Shelton are among the recipients of off-camera
Academy of Country Music Awards announced by the organization on Friday (March

Aldean will receive the Crystal Milestone Award to recognize his touring achievements in 2012. Shelton will accept
the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award for bringing attention to country music through NBC’s The Voice. Lady Antebellum
will be honored with the Jim Reeves International Award for spreading country music throughout the world.

In addition,
the Judds and Keith
have been chosen for the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award. Guy Clark
and Hank Williams have been named as recipients of the Poet’s Award
for their career achievements in songwriting. Tommy Wiggins, who was actively involved in the record and radio industries
during the ’60s, will receive the Mae Boren Axton Award in recognition of co-founding the organization that is now the Academy
of Country Music.

Other off-camera winners include:

Casino: Red Rock Casino Resort (Las Vegas)
Joe’s Bar (Chicago)
Venue: Ryman Auditorium (Nashville)
Don Romeo Talent Buyer: Jerry Hufford (Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace)
Ed Warm (Joe’s Bar)
Producer: Jay Joyce
Audio engineer: Chuck Ainlay
Bass player: Jimmie Lee Sloas
Matt Chamberlain
Fiddle player: Aubrey Haynie
Guitarist: J.T. Corenflos
Piano/keyboard player: Michael Rojas
instrument player: Ilya Toshinsky
Steel guitar player: Mike Johnson
Songwriter: Dallas Davidson

These honorees
will be formally recognized at the ACM Honors event on Sept. 10 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

Meanwhile, the
ACM Awards will be held April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. The ceremony
will air live on CBS.

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