15th Annual ACM Honors: Everything You Need To Know

“Country Music industry’s favorite night” is upon us! The 15th Academy Of Country Music (ACM) Honors will premiere tonight, Tuesday,…


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September 13, 2022


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Miranda Lambert with Little Big Town and Brooks & Dunn

“Country Music industry’s favorite night” is upon us! The 15th Academy Of Country Music (ACM) Honors will premiere tonight, Tuesday, September 13.

Hosted by Carly Pearce, the show was filmed at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday, August 24.

“I think that the ACM Honors is a special event honoring the biggest moments in country music and the biggest artists that have made the most impact in the year and it’s always such a special event to see different performers perform other artists’ songs and the love in the room is so big,” Pearce shared ahead of the show. “So many great artists are getting honored – people that I really look up to – like Shania Twain and Miranda Lambert. Morgan Wallen is being honored, as he’s so deserving, and it’s just a really special night.”

The star-studded awards ceremony will feature performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Morgan Wallen, Avril Lavigne, HARDY, Brooks & Dunn, Lainey Wilson, Dierks Bentley, Vince Gill, Wynonna Judd, Trace Adkins, Little Big Town as well as the show’s host Carly Pearce, among others.

Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin, Chris Stapleton and Morgane Stapleton; Photos by Getty Images For ACM
Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin, Chris Stapleton and Morgane Stapleton; Photos by Getty Images For ACM

During the show, ACM will recognize several special honorees, including ACM Triple Crown Award recipient Miranda Lambert, ACM Spirit Award recipient Chris Stapleton, ACM Poet’s Award recipient Shania Twain, ACM Milestone Award recipient Morgan Wallen and ACM Film Award recipient Yellowstone.

Here’s a rundown of everything you need to know about the ACM Honors, including how to watch, who’s hosting, which artists are performing, what songs they’ll sing, the honorees, and more.

How To Watch:

ACM Honors will air on Tuesday, September 13 at 8/7c via FOX.

The show will be available to stream on Wednesday (Sept. 14) on Hulu. 

Who’s Hosting:

Carly Pearce will host the coveted event for the second consecutive year.

Shania Twain; Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for ACM


Miranda Lambert, ACM Triple Crown Award

Chris Stapleton, ACM Spirit Award

Shania Twain, ACM Poet’s Award

Morgan Wallen, ACM Milestone Award

Yellowstone, ACM Film Award

HARDY, ACM Songwriter of the Year

Sonny Throckmorton, ACM Poet’s Award

Connie Bradley, ACM Icon Award

Duane Clark, ACM Service Award

Paul Barnabee, ACM Lifting Lives Award

Dwight Wiles, ACM Lifting Lives Award

Morgan Wallen; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM
Morgan Wallen; Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for ACM


Trace Adkins – “A Country Boy Can Survive” (Hank Williams Jr. Cover)

Kelsea Ballerini – “Man! I Feel Like A Woman” (Shania Twain Cover)

Dierks Bentley – “Gold”

Brooks & Dunn – “Kerosene” (Miranda Lambert Cover)

Dan + Shay – “Glad You Exist”

Jordan Davis – “What My World Spins Around”

ERNEST & HARDY – “Sand In My Boots,” “More Than My Hometown,” “Wasted On You” (Morgan Wallen Covers Medley)

Vince Gill – “You Don’t Want to Love a Man Like Me”

Wynonna Judd – “Why Not Me” (The Judds)

Tiera Kennedy – “From This Moment On” (Shania Twain Cover)

Avril Lavigne – ““No One Needs To Know” (Shania Twain Cover)

Little Big Town – “The House That Built Me” (Miranda Lambert Cover)

Carly Pearce – “What He Didn’t Do”

Morgan Wallen – “A Rock” (HARDY Cover)

Lainey Wilson – “Working Overtime”

Eric Church; Photo by Getty Images for ACM


Beth Ditto of FOX’s original series MONARCH

Eric Church

Jesse Frasure

Ashley Gorley

Mickey Guyton

Frank Liddell

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.