A who’s-who of country stars & an audience with King George: A preview of the 11th Annual ACM Honors

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Thomas RhettKelsea BalleriniLady Antebellum’s Hillary ScottMaren MorrisLittle Big TownBrad PaisleyGeorge StraitVince Gill and Toby Keith are all set to sing at the 11th Annual ACM Honors later this month at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

Three of the performers themselves are honorees: Kelsea will get the Milestone Award, while Toby will accept the Poet’s Award. The Academy will officially bestow Icon status on King George. Reba McEntireDolly PartonEric ChurchWillie Nelson, the TV show Nashville, and writers Shel Silverstein and Lori McKenna will also be celebrated for their contributions to country music.

Tickets for the August 23 event are on sale now. You’ll be able to watch the show Friday, September 15, when it airs as a two-hour special at 9 p.m. ET on CBS.

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