Billy Ray Cyrus, his fiancee Firerose and Travis Denning joined forces on the 2023 ACM Honors on Monday evening (Sept. 18), performing “Lengthy Haired Nation Boy” through the ceremony to honor the late Charlie Daniels.
Daniels posthumously obtained the ACM Spirit Award through the broadcast on Monday evening. The ACM bestows the Spirit Award to honor the legacy of Merle Haggard. The award goes yearly to an artist “who is constant the legacy of nation legend and 20-time ACM Award winner Merle Haggard by following his/her personal path, crafting nice songs and epitomizing Merle’s spirit via real performances and nice storytelling,” in line with the ACM website.
Cyrus, Firerose and Denning teamed for a rough-and-ready rendition of Daniels’ traditional from 1975.
Charlie Daniels Jr. was available on the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville through the reside ceremony on Aug. 23, and he took the stage to ship an emotional speech thanking the trade viewers for his or her assist for this father over time.
Lee Brice, Trisha Yearwood, Lady A, Brett Young, Brandy Clark and the War and Treaty have been among the many different artists who gave tribute performances to acknowledge the night’s honorees. Carly Pearce hosted the 2023 ACM Honors, which aired on Fox on Monday evening.
Chris Stapleton obtained the ACM Triple Crown Award on the ceremony, and Kane Brown was available to simply accept the ACM Worldwide Award. Clint Black and Mary Chapin Carpenter additionally obtained the Poet’s Award, and Ok.T. Oslin earned it posthumously. Charlie Daniels obtained a posthumous ACM Spirit Award on the 2023 ACM Honors, which will likely be out there to stream by way of Hulu starting Tuesday (Sept. 19).