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Keith Urban Is Special Honoree at 2010 ACM Awards

April 07, 2010 06:16:19 GMT

In addition, 'Crazy Heart', a movie about a broken-down, hard-living country music singer, gets Tex Ritter Award.


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Keith Urban is announced as 2010 recipient of Jim Reeves International Award at the 45th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The country music crooner is handed with the special honor for his efforts in spreading country music internationally.

77-year-old Mel Tillis and late Marty Robbins are also given special award. They receive Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award for their early contributions to country music. Poet's Award, an honor presented to songwriters, is handed to Don Schlitz and late Cindy Walker.

Another special award is given to Scott Cooper-directed movie "Crazy Heart". The film, starring Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Colin Farrell among other, earns Tex Ritter Award because it features country music.

2010 ACM Awards will take place on April 18 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton and Trace Adkins are booked to sing at the gig. Host Reba McEntire will also take the stage for a live performance.

This year, the nomination list of Academy of Country Music Awards is dominated by Lady Antebellum. The band grab seven nods, including Top Vocal Group of the Year and Album of the Year. Other artists who opt to receive multiple nominations include Miranda Lambert, Taylor Swift, Zac Brown Band and Brad Paisley.

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posted by Jawbone on Apr 19, 2010
Keith, Brad and Lady Antebellum are just fantastic. Audio? Taylor? Not so Swift???
posted by granna on Apr 08, 2010
Congrats Keith!! You so deserve this award and also EOTY! You are an awesome entertainer and person!
posted by WKPH on Apr 08, 2010
I agree that Keith is great but why do you feel the need to trash Taylor? She was the highest selling country star. Taylor also writes her own music and works hard. What she has accomplished at such a young age is phenomenal
posted by DANI on Apr 07, 2010
TAYLOR SWIFT, TERRIBLE VOICE, GROW UP AND COME BACK LATER TO COUNTRY.
posted by DANI on Apr 07, 2010
YOU SO DESERVE THIS, KEITH. YOU ARE ALWAYS LOOKING AFTER YOUR FANS AND WRITING BEAUTIFUL MUSIC. CAN'T WAIT TILL YOUR NEXT ALBUM.
posted by Mary on Apr 07, 2010
Enough said!! I too agree that Keith so deserves this award and all the other ones he's nominated for. He has worked hard to get where he's at. Taylor gets things handed to her. I'm almost to the point of not watching award shows, because it's all about her. Anyways, Thank You Keith for all that you have given your fans. We Love you, Baby!!!
posted by jane on Apr 07, 2010
Keith deserves this reward! He also deserved Entertainer of the Year. We need to be done with Taylor Swift grabbing all these awards. There are many who work hard and are much more talented than she is.
posted by luciana61 on Apr 07, 2010
congrets you desever it job well done keith

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