The ACM Honors is a live event held after the ACM Award Show, dedicated to celebrating special award honorees who've made a positive impact in the industry.

With big names like Dan + Shay, Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina and Carly Pearce, it's no wonder this year's ACM Honors is considered one of the industry's favorite nights.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many artists turned to the studio for therapy and as an escape, since touring and live events had been canceled throughout the world.

The 14th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors marked a special night for the country music industry, as the spotlight panned to the hard-working songwriters and producers who bring music to life.

The event took place on Wednesday, August 25th, 2021 at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium and was hosted by two-time ACM Award winner Carly Pearce.

The winners of the prestigious awards from this year's ceremony stood out more than ever, as many incredible people stepped up to keep the music industry alive in a historically quiet year.

This year, the Cliff Stone Icon recipients included Joe Galante and iconic group Rascal Flatts. Galante received the award for his contributions as a country music executive for more than four decades. He helped shape the careers of Keith Whitley, The Judds, Kenny Chesney and more.

Dan + Shay won the ACM Jim Reeves International Award for their global contributions to country music. Their mark in the country music world is undeniable with recent worldwide hits include "Speechless," "Tequila," "10,000 Hours," and more.

For their generosity and philanthropic work during the devastating events of 2020, both Lady A and Ross Copperman were awarded with this year's Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award.

Other award recipients throughout the night included Luke Combs, RAC Clark, Hillary Lindsey and more. The uplifting event truly captured a positive moment of reflection for every corner of country music.

If you're looking to catch backstage moments and the winners chat about their comeback tours, click here.

Circle Network will air a television special around the 14th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors on Tuesday, November 23rd.


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Get ready Netflix fans! The platform just announced that two of its biggest stars are joining together for their newest movie.

Netflix revealed to TODAY that their latest film project is bringing Joey King, from The Kissing Booth, and Chase Stokes, from Outerbanks, together to play the two lead roles.

The new movie is an adaptation based off of the hit young adult sci-fi series Uglies by Scott Westerfield. Rumors about a film adaptation for the series have been circulating since the first novel's release, so Netflix's announcement comes as quite the pleasant surprise for fans.

Netflix had already teased that King was joining the cast for Uglies, however Stokes' involvement in the production was completely unknown until Tuesday. Along with announcing Stokes as the latest addition to the cast, Brianne Tju, from MTV's Scream, and Keith Powers, from the Freeform drama Famous in Love, will also be joining.

Uglies takes place in a dystopian society where beauty standards are taken to whole new extremes. Instead of getting your driver's permit at 16, teenagers are instead forced to get a complete reconstructive surgery, making them absolutely flawless--but that seems to be the flaw.

King is set to play the main protagonist of the film, Tally Youngblood, who will do literally anything to avoid her surgery. The roles of Stokes, Tju, and Powers still have yet to be released.

Uglies will be directed by Joseph McGinty Nichol, also known as McG, and Krista Vernoff is heading the screenplay adaptation. King will be executive producing the film alongside Jamie King, John Fox, and Scott Westerfield himself.

A premiere date for Uglies has yet to be disclosed.

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