The Academy of Country Music announced today (6/1) the recipients of the Special Award recipients for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards, and Miranda Lambert, Morgan Wallen, and Shania Twain are among the honorees.
Miranda Lambert will receive the prestigious ACM Triple Crown Award following her first win for ACM Entertainer of the Year at the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards. Lambert qualified for the Triple Crown Award after winning ACM Top New Female Vocalist, ACM Female Vocalist of the Year, and ACM Entertainer of the Year throughout her career. Only seven other artists have been awarded the Triple Crown.
Morgan Wallen has been chosen as the recipient of the ACM Milestone Award, honoring the contributions of Gene Weed, who directed and produced the ACM Awards for more than 30 years. This award is presented to a Country Music artist, duo/group, or industry leader for a specific, unprecedented or outstanding achievement in the field of Country Music during the preceding calendar year.
Chris Stapleton has been chosen for the ACM Spirit Award, honoring the contributions of Merle Haggard, who received 20 ACM Awards in his career, including the Triple Crown Award. This award is presented to a singer-songwriter who is continuing the legacy of Country Music legend Merle Haggard by following his/her own path, crafting great songs, and epitomizing Haggard’s spirit through genuine performances and great storytelling.
Shania Twain has been chosen as a recipient of the ACM Poet’s Award. This award is presented 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 song’s impact on the culture of Country Music.
Honorees will be celebrated during the 15th Annual Academy of Country Music Honorsduring an evening of live music and tributes. The event will take place Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.