Jake Owen will host the eighth annual ACM Honors ceremony recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 49th annual Academy of Country Music Awards.
Underwood will receive the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award for “unprecedented, unique and outstanding individual achievement in country music.” Rascal Flatts and industry executive Steve Buchanan are this year’s recipients of the Jim Reeves International Award for “outstanding contributions to the acceptance of country music throughout the world.”
The Studio Recording Awards will go to bassist Michael Rhodes, drummer Shannon Forrest, guitarist Rob McNelley, keyboardist Charlie Judge, multi-instrumentalist Bryan Sutton, steel guitarist Paul Franklin, audio engineer Justin Niebank and producer Dann Huff. Shane McAnally will be presented the songwriter of the year trophy.
Tickets to the ACM Honors presentation go on sale Friday (Aug. 1) at 10 a.m. CT at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office.