Carrie UnderwoodToby Keith and Rascal Flatts are among the artists are being honored with special awards from the Academy of Country Music.

  • Carrie has won the Gene Weed Special Achievement Awardfor unprecedented, unique and outstanding achievement in country music.
  • Toby will share the Career Achievement Awardwith Ronnie Milsap for advancing the popularity of country music in different areas of entertainment.
  • The Flatts take the Jim Reeves International Awardfor their contributions in the acceptance of country music throughout the world.

As we've reported,Merle Haggard will pick up the Crystal Milestone Award at the ACM Awardsnext month for his contributions to country music over the last 50 years.

The awards will be given out on September 9th at the eighth annualACM Honorsceremony at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. TheACM Awards air live on CBS from Las Vegas on April 6th.