First Round of Performers Announced for ACM Honors

The 11th annual ACM Honors are back this year, recognizing special honorees and off-camera winners from the ACM Awards. With the event taking place on September 15 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, the Academy of Country Music's first round of performers for the upcoming special have been revealed!

This year you'll see Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett, Hillary Scott, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott and George Strait grace the stage at The Ryman. Expect more performers to be announced in the coming weeks.

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Artist: Thomas Rhett and Kelsea Ballerini. Photo: C Flanigan, FilmMagic

Among this year's Special Award recepients are performers Kelsea Ballerini, Toby Keith and George Strait along with Dolly Parton, Eric Church, Reba McEntire, Willie Nelson, Bob Kingsley, hit songwriter Lori McKenna and poet Shel Silverstein.

Don't miss out on the star-studded special set to air on September 15 at 9PM EST on CBS.