ACM 50th Anniversary Milestone Award Winners Announced
March 25, 2015 at 9:49 AM (PT)
GARTH BROOKS, KENNY CHESNEY, MIRANDA LAMBERT, REBA MCENTIRE, GEORGE STRAIT, TAYLOR SWIFT and BROOKS & DUNN will be honored with The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) 50TH ANNIVERSARY MILESTONE AWARD commemorating their groundbreaking career achievements in ACM AWARDS history.
The seven honorees will each receive an exclusive trophy created by jewelry designer DAVID YURMAN during the "50TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS" airing live from AT&T STADIUM in ARLINGTON, TX on CBS-TV SUNDAY, APRIL 19th beginning at 8p (ET). The 50TH ANNIVERSARY MILESTONE AWARD was voted on by the ACM Board of Directors and serves to recognize artists that have advanced the popularity and acceptance of Country music by accomplishing milestones unique to the ACM.
"The history of the ACM AWARDS and Country music would not be the same without the incredible achievements by these seven superstars," explained ACM CEO BOB ROMEO. "We are so thankful to DAVID YURMAN for partnering with us and creating such a perfectly crafted trophy that memorializes these amazing milestones."
GARTH BROOKS is being honored as MOST AWARDED ACM ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR, having earned six ACM Entertainer of the Year trophies and a total of 21 ACM Awards cumulatively. KENNY CHESNEY will be honored as FIRST FAN-VOTED ACM ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR and has previously garnered 11 ACM AWARDS including four for Entertainer of the Year. MIRANDA LAMBERT will be crowned MOST AWARDED SOLO FEMALE ARTIST having taken home a total of 18 ACM AWARDS. REBA will be given MOST AWARDED ACM FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR having won a total of 13 ACM AWARDS with a record seven for Female Vocalist Of The Year. GEORGE STRAIT will be given the award for ACM WINNER OVER FOUR DECADES to commemorate his 21 ACM AWARDS spanning the course of four consecutive decades. TAYLOR SWIFT will be honored as YOUNGEST ACM ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR having earned the first of her two Entertainer Of The Year awards at only 21 years of age. BROOKS & DUNN will be crowned MOST AWARDED ARTIST, holding the record for most ACM AWARDS in the past 50 years with a total of 27 wins, including three Entertainer Of The Year trophies.
For more information on the ACM AWARDS and each of the 50TH ANNIVERSARY MILESTONE AWARD winners, visit www.ACMcountry.com.