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ACM Honors Special Awards Winners

Recipients of the Special Awards for the 53rd ACMare: Alan Jackson, Cliffie Stone Icon; Darius Rucker, Gary Haber Lifting Lives; Sam Hunt, Gene Weed Milestone; Mickey Christensen, Chris Christensen and Eddie Miller (all awarded posthumously), Mae Boren Axton Service; Rob Potts (awarded posthumously), Jim Reeves International; Dierks Bentley, Merle Haggard Spirit; Matraca Berg and Norro Wilson (awarded posthumously), Poet's Award; and Rhett Akins, Songwriter of the Year. All will be recognized at ACM Honors Aug. 22 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. More here.