Dierks Bentley Returning to Host ACM Honors Event

For the second consecutive year, Dierks Bentley has been confirmed to host the ACM Honors ceremony at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. The seventh annual event is set for Sept. 10. Jason Aldean will receive the Crystal Milestone Award to recognize his touring achievements in 2012. Blake Shelton will accept the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award for bringing attention to country music through NBC’s The Voice. Lady Antebellum will be honored with the Jim Reeves International Award for spreading country music throughout the world. In addition, the Judds and Keith Whitley have been chosen for the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award. Guy Clark and Hank Williams have been named as recipients of the Poet’s Award for their career achievements in songwriting. Tickets to the ACM Honors presentation are priced at $40 and go on sale Friday (Aug. 2) via Ticketmaster.