ACM Announces Off-Camera Award Winners
March 22, 2013 at 9:31 AM (PT)
The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) announced TODAY (3/22) the winners of the non-televised awards of the 48th ANNUAL ACM AWARDS.
For special awards, the winners are KEITH WHITLEY and THE JUDDS for the "CLIFFIE STONE PIONEER AWARD," JASON ALDEAN for the "CRYSTAL MILESTONE AWARD," BLAKE SHELTON for the "GENE WEED SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD," LADY ANTEBELLUM for the "JIM REEVES INTERNATIONAL AWARD," TOMMY WIGGINS for the "MAE BOREN AXTON AWARD" and GUY CLARK and HANK WILLIAMS for the "POET'S AWARD."
Industry awards go to RED ROCK CASINO & RESORT in LAS VEGAS, NV for "CASINO OF THE YEAR," JOE's BAR in CHICAGO, IL for "NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR," RYMAN AUDITORIUM in NASHVILLE for "VENUE OF THE YEAR," JERRY HUFFORD of BUCK OWENS' CRYSTAL PALACE for "DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR" and ED WARM of JOE's BAR for "PROMOTER OF THE YEAR."
Musician, bandleader, instrumentalist awards go to JAY JOYCE for "PRODUCER OF THE YEAR," CHUCK AINLAY for "AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR," JIMMIE LEE SLOAS for "BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR," MATT CHAMBERLAIN for "PERCUSSIONIST/DRUMMER OF THE YEAR," AUBREY HAYNIE for "FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR," J.T. CORENFLOS for "GUITARIST OF THE YEAR," MICHAEL ROJAS for "PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR," ILYA TOSHINSKY for "SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR" and MIKE JOHNSON for "STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR."
ACM "SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR" award goes to DALLAS DAVIDSON.
The ACM AWARDS will air live from the MGM GRAND in LAS VEGAS at 8p (ET) on SUNDAY, APRIL 7th. It will be delayed in the PACIFIC time zone, check local listings.