Jake Owens Returns as Host for 9th Annual ACM Honors™ September 1

Jake Owens Returns as Host, Jason Aldean, Kelsea Ballerini, Rac Clark, Roy Clark, Randy Houser, Miranda Lambert, Restless Heart, The Swon Brothers + More to be Announced Set to Appear at 9th Annual ACM Honors™ to be Held September 1, 2015 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville

Open-to-the-Public Music Event to Recognize Special Honorees from the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards

Tickets Available on Friday, July 31st at Ticketmaster and at the Ryman Box Office

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ENCINO, CA (July 28, 2015) – Today the Academy of Country Music® is announcing that country music star Jake Owen will host the 9th Annual ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. Performers include Jason Aldean, Roy Clark, Randy Houser, Miranda Lambert, Jake Owen and Restless Heart. Presenters include Kelsea Ballerini, RAC Clark and The Swon Brothers. The event will take place on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 7:00pm at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Tickets priced at $42.00 will go on sale to the general public at and the Ryman box office at 10:00 AM CST on Friday, July 31, 2015. The evening is sponsored by City National Bank.

This is Owen’s second time hosting the event and the sixth time the ceremony will be held at the Ryman Auditorium.

Honorees include Special Awards recipients Barry Adelman, Luke Bryan, Felice and Boudleaux Bryant (awarded posthumously), Eric Church, Tim DuBois, Loretta Lynn, Bob McDill and Alabama. Studio Recording Awards (formerly MBI Awards) recipients include Chuck Ainlay, Tom Bukovac, Dan Dugmore, Jay Joyce, Greg Morrow, Michael Rojas, Ilya Toshinsky and Glenn Worf. Industry Award winners include Ed Warm of Joe’s Live, Sally Williams of Ryman Auditorium, Country Thunder USA: East in Twin Lakes, WI, Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, MS, Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, CA, Joe’s Bar in Chicago, IL, MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas, NV, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO and Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Luke Laird will be honored as Songwriter of the Year. For more information on specific awards, please visit

ACM A-LIST AND PROFESSIONAL MEMBER TICKET PRE-SALE: ACM Professional Members and A-List Members can purchase tickets in a special pre-sale beginning at 10 AM (CT) Thursday, July 30, 2015 by visiting The pre-sale code will be emailed to all Professional and A-List Members prior to the on-sale date.

GENERAL PUBLIC TICKET ON-SALE: Tickets will go on-sale to the general public at 10 AM (CT) Friday, July 31, 2015 at

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