ACM Awards 2013: Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton Among Off-Camera Winners

1:04 PM PST 03/22/2013 by Sophie Schillaci
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Several artists have already earned a nod from the Academy even before the April 7 ceremony.

Mae Boren Axton Award - Tommy Wiggins has been chosen as the recipient of the Mae Boren Axton Award, given in recognition of years of dedication and service by an outstanding individual to the Academy of Country Music.

INDUSTRY AWARDS

CASINO OF THE YEAR – Red Rock Casino & Resort, Las Vegas

NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR – Joe's Bar, Chicago

VENUE OF THE YEAR – Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR – Jerry Hufford, Buck Owens’ Crystal Palace

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR – Ed Warm, Joe's Bar

MBI (MUSICIAN, BANDLEADER, INSTRUMENTALIST) AWARDS:

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Jay Joyce

AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR – Chuck Ainlay

BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Jimmie Lee Sloas

PERCUSSIONIST/DRUMMER OF THE YEAR – Matt Chamberlain

FIDDLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Aubrey Haynie

GUITARIST OF THE YEAR – J.T. Corenflos

PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Michael Rojas

SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Ilya Toshinsky

STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Mike Johnson

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