ENCINO, Calif. (CelebrityAccess) The Academy of Country Music announced the Industry Award and Studio Recording Award winners for the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards. The Industry Award, Studio Recording Award and soon to be announced Special Award recipients will be honored during the 13th ACM Honors, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 54th ACM Awards.
Mohegan Sun Arena won casino of the year, large capacity, and Choctaw Casino & Resort won the equivalent for small capacity. Nicole MOre of Wilson Events is the Don Romeo Talent Buyer of the Year, and BOC’s Faster Horses landed festival of the year. Nashville got all the venue awards, with the Ryman, Ascend Amphitheater and Bridgestone Arena grabbing various trophies.
ACM Honors will take place on Aug. 21 at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Ticket information will be available in the coming weeks.
Below is a complete list of the Industry Awards and Studio Recording Award winners for the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards:
INDUSTRY AWARD WINNERS:
CASINO OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY: Choctaw Casino & Resort – Durant, OK
CASINO OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY: Mohegan Sun Arena – Uncasville, CT
DON ROMEO TALENT BUYER OF THE YEAR: Nicole More – Wilson Events, Inc.
FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR: Faster Horses – Brooklyn, MI
NIGHTCLUB OF THE YEAR: Joe’s on Weed St – Chicago, IL
PROMOTER OF THE YEAR: Ed Warm – Joe’s Bar
VENUE OF THE YEAR – SMALL CAPACITY: Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
VENUE OF THE YEAR – MEDIUM CAPACITY: Ascend Amphitheater – Nashville, TN
VENUE OF THE YEAR – LARGE CAPACITY: Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
STUDIO RECORDING AWARD WINNERS:
BASS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Glenn Worf
DRUMMER OF THE YEAR – Matt Chamberlain
GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Derek Wells
PIANO/KEYBOARDS PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Dave Cohen
SPECIALTY INSTRUMENT(S) PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Ilya Toshinskiy
STEEL GUITAR PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Mike Johnson
AUDIO ENGINEER OF THE YEAR – F Reid Shippen
PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Jay Joyce