Reigning ACM Female Artist of the Year Carly Pearce Returns to Host the 15th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors™ Wednesday, August 24 at Nashville’s Historic Ryman Auditorium

The Academy of Country Music® announced today that reigning ACM Female Artist of the Year and four-time ACM Award-winner Carly Pearce will return for a second year to host the 15TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC HONORS™

NASHVILLE, TN (June 22, 2022) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today that reigning ACM Female Artist of the Year and four-time ACM Award-winner Carly Pearce will return for a second year to host the 15TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC HONORS™, frequently described as the “Country Music Industry’s favorite night.” The unforgettable evening of live music and tributes will take place Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Tickets for ACM HONORS™ will be available to A-List subscribers and Academy members through an exclusive pre-sale beginning Thursday, June 23, with general on-sale beginning Friday, June 24 through AXS. City National Bank is the presenting partner of the evening. A full lineup of tribute performers will be announced in the coming weeks. 

“ACM Honors is shaping up to be an unforgettable night, honoring some of the biggest names and achievements in Country Music, all while also shining a spotlight on the Studio Recording musicians and Industry professionals that make the music scene in Nashville and around the world possible,” said Academy of Country Music CEO Damon Whiteside. “We’re so excited to have Carly back to host ACM Honors for her second year in a row, making the 15th anniversary of this event even more special with our reigning ACM Female Artist of the Year steering the show.”

“ACM Honors is one of my most favorite events of the year,” said Pearce. “It is a privilege to once again host this special night and celebrate those who are making a profound impact on Country Music.” 

Previously announced honorees to be celebrated at ACM HONORS™ include ACM Triple Crown Award recipient Miranda Lambert, ACM Icon Award recipient Connie Bradley, ACM Lifting Lives Award recipients Paul Barnabee and Dwight Wiles, ACM Milestone Award recipient Morgan Wallen, ACM Service Award recipient Duane Clark, ACM Spirit Award recipient Chris Stapleton, ACM Poet’s Award recipients Sonny Throckmorton and Shania Twain, ACM Film Award recipient Yellowstone, and ACM Songwriter of the Year HARDY. Studio Recording Award and Industry Award winners will also be feted. Examples of categories from Studio Recording and Industry Awards include Audio Engineer of the Year, Bass Player of the Year, Casino of the Year, Drummer of the Year, Electric Guitar Player of the Year, Fair/Rodeo of the Year, Piano/Keyboards Player of the Year, Producer of the Year, Specialty Instrument(s) Player of the Year, and Theater of the Year. For more information on ACM Industry Awards, visit here, and for ACM Studio Recording Awards, visit here

ACM PROFESSIONAL MEMBER TICKET PRE-SALE: ACM Professional Members can purchase tickets in a special pre-sale beginning at 10 AM CST on Thursday, June 23, 2022 by visiting AXS. The pre-sale code will be emailed to all Professional Members prior to the on-sale date. Sign-up free HERE for ACM A-List emails for pre-sale access.

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET ON-SALE: Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 10 AM CST Friday, June 24, 2022 at AXS. Prices range from $85- $142.

VIP PACKAGE ON-SALE: A limited number of VIP Package tickets -- restricted to only 80 available -- will be available starting Friday, June 24 at 10 AM CST. VIP seating includes parking, VIP Artist Pit seating location, VIP Pre-Party Reception with complimentary beverages and light hors d'oeuvres and an official commemorative ACM Honors Hatch Print. Tickets for VIP are priced at $1,000 and available at AXS.

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About the Academy of Country Music

Founded in Southern California in 1964 as a regional trade organization, the  ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) has grown in the almost-60 years since into a leading association for the Country Music industry. Today, the Academy boasts more than 4,600 professional members nationwide and serves as a powerhouse advocate for Country fans, artists, and all facets of the business, as well as a supporter of philanthropic work through charitable arm  ACM LIFTING LIVES®, which harnesses the power of the Country Music community and partners to provide aid in times of need, with a focus on health-related initiatives. 2022 continues to be a landmark year for the Academy, with the relocation of the organization’s headquarters to Nashville after decades in Los Angeles, and, in a historic partnership with Amazon, its iconic Academy of Country Music Awards™ streamed live on Prime Video in 235 territories all over the globe, the first time a major awards show has streamed exclusively. For more information, log onto or