‘ACM Presents: Superstar Duets’ Airing May 15 on CBS
Tenn. (April 23, 2015) – The legendary Mickey Gilley is celebrating a
new milestone as the recipient of the 2015 ACM Triple Crown Award. It’s
the Academy’s 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 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® celebration and is set to air 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.
In addition to being honored with the 2015 ACM Triple Crown Award, Mickey Gilley is marking the 35th anniversary of the Urban Cowboy movie and taking the spotlight across North America with this year’s concert tour.
Photo Credit: Getty Images / Courtesy Academy of Country Music