Kelsea Ballerini, Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, More to Perform at ACM Honors

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Maren Morris, Vince Gill, Little Big Town, George Strait, Thomas Rhett and Lady Antebellum's Hillary Scott will also take the stage at the 11th annual event.

The ACM Honors are back with a stacked lineup featuring performances from some of the biggest names in country music.

The Academy of Country Music on Wednesday announced the 11th annual ACM Honors will include performances from Kelsea Ballerini, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, George Strait, Toby Keith, Maren MorrisThomas Rhett and Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum.

Ballerini, Keith and Strait are among this year’s special award recipients, alongside Bob Kingsley, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, Eric Church, Willie Nelson, CMT’s Nashville, songwriter Lori McKenna and poet Shel Silverstein (awarded posthumously).

ACM Honors will tape Aug. 23 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville and air Friday, Sept. 15, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. 

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