Chris Stapleton and Shania Twain are among the recipients of the Special Awards for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards. The honorees will be celebrated during the 15th Annual ACM Honors, taking place August 24th at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium.
Chris is set to receive the ACM Spirit Award, which is presented to a singer-songwriter who’s continuing the legacy of Country Music legend Merle Haggard by following his/her own path, crafting great songs and epitomizing The Hag’s spirit through compelling performances and great storytelling.
Shania, along with tunesmith Sonny Throckmorton, will receive the ACM Poet’s Award, which is given to a Country Music songwriter for outstanding and longstanding musical and/or lyrical contributions throughout their career, with special consideration given to a song or songs’ impact on the culture of Country Music.
Other honorees include Miranda Lambert (ACM Triple Crown Award), HARDY (ACM Songwriter of the Year), Connie Bradley (ACM Icon Award), Paul Barnabee and Dwight Wiles (ACM Lifting Lives Award), Morgan Wallen (ACM Milestone Award), Duane Clark (ACM Service Award) and the TV show Yellowstone (ACM Film Award).
The fans make country music what it is. They believed in me from the very beginning and helped me to be taken seriously by the industry and for that I’ll be forever grateful. I’m honored to be receiving the @ACMawards Poet’s Award at this year’s #ACMHonors. This award is ours ❤️ pic.twitter.com/aKGrleUjkl
— Shania Twain 💎 (@ShaniaTwain) June 2, 2022