Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Carly Pearce, Jamey Johnson & More Performers Added to “ACM Honors” Lineup on Aug. 25

by Jonathan Howard

One of country music’s biggest nights is coming up. The Academy of Country Music (ACM) Honors is August 25th and is set to honor the best in country music. This is a big night that will celebrate Loretta Lynn, Dan + Shay, Luke Combs, and others. There will be a number of great performances as well.

As far as music lineups go, this one is really solid. The night will be hosted by Carly Pearce. Peace is a two-time ACM Award winner and will perform as well. Among those being honored, Lorett Lynn will receive the Poet’s Award. The Poet’s Award will also be given to Gretchen Peters and the late Curly Putman. More awards will be handed out as well.

Among the other award winners is Toby Keith. While Keith is a performer he will also receive the Merle Haggard Spirit Award. That award is given to an artist, “following his/her own path, crafting great songs and epitomizing Merle’s spirit through genuine performances and great storytelling.” With the career that Keith has had, it is a well-deserved award.

Now, there are also young artists being honored. During the ACM Honors, Luke Combs will be given the Gene Weed Milestone Award. After going double-platinum with What You See Is What You Get, Combs is being honored for the exceptional achievement. Luke Combs is one of few country artists with the success of a double-platinum album.

ACM Honors Country’s Best

The 2021 ACM Honors will give out more awards than just the ones mentioned above. Among those receiving an award are Rascal Flatts, Joe Galante, Ross Copperman, the newly renamed Lady A, and more. One of the top honors will go to Hillary Lindsey. Lindsey will take home Songwriter of the Year.

With so many awards, there are going to be some great performances. Along with Keith Urban taking the stage, award winner Toby Keith will perform as well. Host Carly Pearce is set to perform as well as Jamey Johnson. Among the other award winners, Dan + Shay will be the recipients of the Jim Reeves International Award. During the night, Ken Burns’s County Music documentary will be awarded the Tex Ritter Film Award.

Every year the ACM Honors is one of the best events in country music. The honorees and award winners will be given the celebration they all deserve. With the great performances scheduled, the show should be entertaining for those in the crowd and at home. Occasionally these shows provide great duet performances and other surprises. Perhaps the 25th will provide one of those performances. There will be plenty of talent in the building.