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Blake Shelton, Keith Urban to Honor Glen Campbell at ACM Honors

Dierks Bentley and Toby Keith will also join in to perform a medley of Campbell’s hits

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Glen Campbell will be honored in song by Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley and Toby Keith at the ACM Honors.

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An impressive group of country’s biggest stars will pay tribute to pioneering country legend Glen Campbell next week at the 10th annual ACM Honors. Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Toby Keith and Dierks Bentley will all appear at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium on August 30th to perform a medley of hits from throughout Campbell’s career. They’ll also team up for a group rendition of Campbell’s calling card, “Rhinestone Cowboy.”

This isn’t the first time that Shelton and Urban, in particular, have honored Campbell in recent years. In 2011, Urban joined Brad Paisley and Vince Gill at the CMA Awards, along with Campbell’s longtime songwriting collaborator Jimmy Webb, for their own medley, including “Galveston” and “By the Time I Get to Phoenix.” The following year, Shelton and the Band Perry performed snippets of Campbell’s music at the 2012 Grammy Awards before introducing the singer himself for a spirited performance of “Rhinestone Cowboy.” Last year, Tim McGraw filled in for Campbell at the Academy Awards, delivering the chilling “I’m Not Gonna Miss You,” the nominated song from the documentary Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me.

Campbell, who is in the late stages of Alzheimer’s, will receive the ACM Career Achievement Award during the ACM Honors. His wife Kim will accept the award on behalf of the 80-year-old vocalist.

The ACM Honors will air Friday, September 9th, on CBS. It’s the first time the ceremony, which presents the off-camera categories from the 51st ACM Awards, has aired on television. Lady Antebellum will host the evening, which features performances from Luke Bryan, Cam, Jason Aldean, Maren Morris and others.


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