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    2012 ACM Awards- Early Winners Announced

    2012 ACM Awards: Early Winners Include Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson + More






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    The Academy of Country Music has announced the 2012 winners of awards that will not be televised on the April 1 broadcast.

    Kenny Chesney is this year's recipient of the Crystal Milestone Award, recognizing not only his 10.5 million tickets sold over 11 national tours, but also his success in popularizing the country genre as a whole and helping other acts, regardless of genre, gain fans. Past Crystal Milestone honorees include Garth Brooks and Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles.

    Vince Gill is the winner of the 2012 ACM Career Achievement Award. The trophy is given to a musician who has "advanced the popularity and acceptance of country music through their endeavors in the entertainment industry in multiple areas during the preceding calendar year." After the October 2011 release of his critically-acclaimed album, 'Guitar Slinger,' the country icon was honored with 'Vince Gill Week' in Nashville, along with a Grammy nod for the album's first single, 'Threaten Me With Heaven.'

    ACM voters have chosen Alan Jackson as this year's winner of the Jim Reeves International Award, recognizing his "outstanding contributions to the acceptance of country music throughout the world." The 'So You Don't Have to Love Me Anymore' singer toured Australia last spring, followed by Sweden and Norway last summer.

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    , Ricky Skaggs, Dwight Yoakam and producer/songwriter Billy Sherrill have been honored with the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award, which recognizes musicians "who are pioneers in the country music genre."

    Dallas Davidson is the 2012 ACM Songwriter of the Year recipient. The Georgia native has co-written a laundry list of hit songs in the past year, including Luke Bryan's 'I Don't Want This Night to End,' Lady Antebellum's 'We Owned the Night' and Craig Morgan's 'This Ole Boy.'

    William Morris Endeavor Entertainment executive Gayle Holcomb is this year's recipient of the Mae Boren Axton Award, given to an Academy member for outstanding service. Bobby Braddock and Roger Miller are the 2012 ACM Poet's Award winners, honoroing songwriters for career achievement.

    Other 2012 ACM Award winners include:

    Industry Awards Casino of the Year: Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, NV

    Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year: Jimmy Jay Jayson Promotions, Inc.

    Nightclub of the Year: Billy Bob's Texas Ft. Worth, TX

    Promoter of the Year: Brian O'Connell Live Nation

    Venue of the Year: Bridgestone Arena Nashville, TN

    Producer of the Year: Frank Liddell

    Audio Engineer of the Year: Justin Niebank

    Bass Player of the Year: Michael Rhodes

    Percussionist/Drummer of the Year: Shannon Forrest

    Guitarist of the Year: Kenny Greenberg

    Fiddle Player of the Year: Stuart Duncan

    Piano/Keyboard Player of the Year: John Hobbs

    Specialty Instruments Player of the Year: Aubrey Haynie

    Steel Guitar Player of the Year: Paul Franklin

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    Thanks for that.

    I certainly agree with the special awards for Kenny Chesney and Vince Gill. They've both done a lot to help lesser known artists get exposure.

    I'm pleased to see Stuart win - and well done to Billy Bob's!

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    Thank you for posting this.

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    Thanks for posting.
    The speical awards are going to very deserving recipiants.

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    It's great to see Kenny, Vince, Alan, and others get recognition for the hard work they put into making country music great.
    Kenny is a touring beast lol...those numbers are really good.
    Vince has been a wonderful supporter of all things country music for years now. The genre is so lucky to call him one of their own.
    I didn't realize that Alan has taken his music to so many countries! Good for him.
    The pioneers list is incredible this year!

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    I am so glad someone besides SWSRN got International Artist award. Alan Jackson deserves it!

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    The ACM awards are fast approaching..do we know yet if Carrie is performing? Is there still time to announce her as a performer or have we run out of time? Anybody know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgk View Post
    The ACM awards are fast approaching..do we know yet if Carrie is performing? Is there still time to announce her as a performer or have we run out of time? Anybody know?
    Well while there hasn't been a press release announcing her performance yet, she's the first artist shown in a new promo ad for the show. The ad is on the CBS site and I saw it today during the Young & Restless. I think its kinda weird that they're showing the ad but yet there's been no press release like there was for the first two rounds of performers.

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    Entertainment Tonight just confirmed that; Sara Evans, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban are officially performing at the ACMs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jptexas View Post
    Entertainment Tonight just confirmed that; Sara Evans, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban are officially performing at the ACMs.
    Thank you!

    Well there you go...that's GREAT news. Can hardly wait to see Carrie performing...I guess it's a safe bet to say she'll be performing 'Good Girl'?

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    Sweet cannot wait for the awesome Good Girl live performance. (:

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    Was it on tv or is there a link to the source that says Carrie performing somewhere, or a tweet or something? I believe you, I'm just wondering if there is something I can read! Thanks in advance!

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    ^ I saw a commercial during Survivor tonight that said Carrie would appear. I forget if it said perform/or just be there...but my guess is it said perform.

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    Entertainment Tonight apparently said Carrie, Keith Urban, and Sara Evans are performing.

    But I wish the ACMS would issue a press release. It kind of sucks that they did not announce it officially yet.

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    Well I'm fine with it--I just wanted to see a link or tweet or something. Maybe that will still happen tonight, and then they will have a press release tomorrow or so.

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    congrats to all the winners.


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    Congratulations to all the winners. I look forward to Carrie's performance of Good Girl at the ACM Awards on Sunday (April 1).


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