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Ricky Skaggs to Receive Academy of Country Music Pioneer Award

Ricky Skaggs Nashville, TN -- Next week, Country and bluegrass music legend Ricky Skaggs will be honored in Nashville by the Academy of Country Music (ACM). On Monday, September 24, at the 6th Annual ACM Honors ceremony held at the historic Ryman Auditorium, Skaggs will be presented with the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award. Each year, this prestigious award is presented to several true pioneers of the Country music genre. In addition to Skaggs, Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakam and producer Billy Sherrill are set to receive their Pioneer Awards at this year's ceremony.http://www.cybergrass.com/Images/Ricky_Skaggs_sm.jpg

Academy of Country Music Pledges $2.5 Million to Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

Working on a Building - ACMNashville, TN -- The Academy of Country Music (ACM) has pledged $2.5 million to Working on a Building: Country Music Lives Here, the capital campaign that will finance the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum's expansion from 140,000 square feet to more than 350,000 square feet. The museum's expansion will include the ACM Contemporary Gallery, which will examine modern developments and current trends in country music. The gallery Will Spotlight Emerging Artists and Current Superstars.

47th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards Off-Camera Winners Announced

Ricky SkaggsEncino, CA-- Today the Academy of Country Music announced the winners of awards that will not be televised during the live telecast of the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, telecast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network, due to time constraints. Special Awards, Industry Awards, MBI (Musician, Bandleader, Instrumentalist) and Songwriter of the Year honorees will be feted at the 6th Annual ACM Honors event on September 24, 2012 in Nashville. Bobby Braddock, Kenny Chesney, Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Gayle Holcomb, Alan Jackson, Roger Miller, Billy Sherrill, Ricky Skaggs and Dwight Yoakam were announced as Off-Camera Winners for the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards Special Recognition Honors

ACM Special HonorsNashville, TN -- /ACM/ Country music fans, Music City talent and industry elite turned out in force tonight for the Academy of Country Music's 5th Annual ACM Honors, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The sold-out event, hosted by Joe Nichols for the first time, was held in Nashville at the historic Ryman Auditorium—itself a winner for Venue of the Year.

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