Academy of Country Music Presents: Superstar Duets will air tonight on CBS.
The Academy of Country Music Triple Crown Award will be presented to country superstar Mickey Gilley as part of the 3-day 50th Academy of Country Music Awards celebration.
“Receiving the ACM Triple Crown Award is truly an honor of a lifetime.
I’m thankful for the recognition and grateful to all those who helped me reach this incredible mark of achievement as I celebrate more than 50 years in the entertainment industry,” Gilley said in a statement.
The legendary Mickey Gilley is celebrating a new milestone as the recipient of the 2015 ACM Triple Crown Award, which recognition of artists who have previously won ACM Awards in all three of the following categories: New Artist (1974); Male/Female Vocalist and/or Vocal Duo/Vocal Group (1976); and Entertainer of the Year (1976).
The Triple Crown Award Designed was presented to Gilley by multi-platinum singer Darius Rucker during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets.
The show was taped for a two-hour television special at Globe Life Park on Friday, April 17 in Arlington, Texas.
The Academy of Country Music Triple Crown Award, Ruby and Diamond Award were designed and jeweled by Johnathon Arndt.
Past honorees include Barbara Mandrell and Carrie Underwood.
In addition to celebrating The ACM Triple Crown Awards Designed and Jeweled by Johnathon Arndt, The Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville Tennessee proudly has on display Barbara Mandrells “Triple Crown award” celebrating her Country Music achievements. One of the most celebrated awards was originally first designed and Jeweled by Johnathon Arndt in 2005, this year Johnathon Arndt is celebrating a “decade” with the Academy of Country Music.
Superstar Duets set to air on Friday, May 15 on the CBS Television Network.