2022 ACM Honors Will Recognize Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton + More
The Academy of Country Music has announced the award recipients for the 15th Annual ACM Honors. The awards ceremony, which typically takes place months after the ACM Awards, honors special award recipients, off-camera ACM winners and ACM Industry and Studio Recording Awards honorees.
Miranda Lambert is set to receive the ceremony's top honor, the ACM Triple Crown Award. This honor, which has only been awarded to seven other artists, is given to those who have won ACM Awards in the New Artist category, the Male or Female category and the Entertainer of the Year category. Lambert is eligible for the award after taking home the Entertainer of the Year trophy at the 2022 ACM Awards in March. Past recipients of the ACM Triple Crown Award include Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Kenny Chesney, Mickey Gilley, Merle Haggard, Barbara Mandrell and Carrie Underwood.
Other artists to be honored include Morgan Wallen, Chris Stapleton and Shania Twain. Wallen is the recipient of the ACM Milestone Award thanks to his "unprecedented or outstanding achievement" in the country music genre within the past year. Stapleton is the recipient of the ACM Spirit Award, which is awarded in honor of Merle Haggard to artists who are continuing his legacy. Twain, along with famed songwriter Sonny Throckmorton, will awarded the ACM Poets Award thanks to their "outstanding and longstanding musical and/or lyrical contributions."
The ceremony will also honor country music industry executives, with Connie Bradley receiving the ACM Icon Award, Paul Barnabee and Dwight Wiles receiving the ACM Lifting Lives Award and Duane Clark receiving the ACM Service Award. Additionally, the hit television series Yellowstone will receive the ACM Film Award, and Hardy will be recognized for his ACM Songwriter of the Year Award.
The 15th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors will take place Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium.