Evan Agostini, AP
Dierks Bentley will serve as the night's host, as well as a performer, along side the previously announced Clint Black, Luke Bryan, Rodney Crowell, Randy Houser, Ashley Monroe, Kellie Pickler and Dailey & Vincent. Previously announced presenters include Jana Kramer and Love and Theft.
ACM Special Award recipients include the following:
Bobby Braddock – Poet's Award
Kenny Chesney – Crystal Milestone Award
Vince Gill – Career Achievement Award
Emmylou Harris – Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award
Gayle Holcomb – Mae Boren Axton Award
Alan Jackson – Jim Reeves International Award
Roger Miller (posthumously) – Poet's Award
Billy Sherrill – Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award
Ricky Skaggs – Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award
Dwight Yoakam – Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award
A full list of honorees may be found here. Tickets for the event, which is held at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on Monday, Sept. 24, are $37 each at Ticketmaster.com.