ARLINGTON, TX (CelebrityAccess) — Country music legend Mickey Gilley was selected as the recipient of the Academy of Country Music's 2015 ACM Triple Crown Award. The award recognizes artists who've 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 was presented to Gilley by multi-platinum singer Darius Rucker during ACM Presents: Superstar Duets, which was taped for a two-hour television special at Globe Life Park on Friday, April 17 in Arlington, Texas. It was part of the 3-day 50th Academy of Country Music Awards events surrounding their annual awards show and will be broadcast on Friday, May 15 on the CBS Television Network.
“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 says. – Staff Writers