Dierks Bentley has passed the hosting torch onto Jake Owen. Jake is set to host the 8th annual ACM Honors which will honor Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts and more on September 9th at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
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.”
Merle Haggard will be presented the ACM’s Crystal Milestone Award while Toby Keith and Ronnie Milsap will receive the Career Achievement Award.
Kris Kristofferson, Dean Dillon and the late Jack Clement and Buck Owens are this year’s recipients of the Poet’s Award, which honors the lifetime achievements of songwriters.
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.