Bill Anderson Receives ACM Award

The Academy of Country Music presented its inaugural Poet’s Award to Bill Anderson and the late Fred Rose during the Academy of Country Music Honors gala, Sept. 17, at the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville.

BAnderson.jpg

“Being given the Poet’s Award is truly a great honor,” Bill noted. He jokingly added, “But I secretly suspect I got the first onebecause they're doing it in alphabetical order!” Paying tribute to three of Bill’s hits were Joe Nichols, who performed “I’ll Wait for You,” Connie Smith with her breakthrough song, “Once a Day”; and Jon Randall singing "Whiskey Lullaby". Brenda Lee, the Oak Ridge Boys and the late singers Conway Twitty and Porter Wagoner were honored as recipients of the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award. The Honors event also recognized musicians and other non-televised category winners from the ACM Awards show this past May.

Comments

More News

The two vocalists sorted food and packed boxes alongside their label head and others.
Miranda wrote the song as part of her brand partnership with the truck company.
Couple marries in Virginia.
Show was part of the Opry’s month-long celebration of our nation’s troops.
Friends and family gathered together for rooftop party.
Life has changed in the Bryan household.