Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 2:30pm

The Academy of Country Music® has announced Industry Award winners for the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards with Ryman Auditorium taking home Venue of the Year – Small Capacity for a sixth time. The win marks the third honor for the historic landmark this year. The venerable venue was also named Pollstar's Theater of the Year and CMA's Venue of the Year. The Mother Church was in good company as Nashville venues swept the ACM Venue of the Year category with wins for Ascend Amphitheater (Medium Capacity) and Bridgestone Arena (Large Capacity). 

The Ryman will be recognized at the13th Annual ACM Honors, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 54th ACM Awards. ACM Honors will take place at the historic venue on Wednesday, August 21, 2019. Ticket information will be available in the coming weeks. 

Known as the “Mother Church of Country Music,” Ryman Auditorium is holy ground for a number of music’s greats. A bucket list venue for many, her stage has seen the likes of Brandi Carlile, Bruce Springsteen, Foo Fighters, Garth Brooks, Harry Styles, Jason Isbell, Johnny Cash, Kacey Musgraves, Little Big Town and Patsy Cline, to name a few. The Ryman is known around the globe equally for its world-class acoustics and history-making contributions to the live music industry.
The venue continues to host a wide variety of concerts, comedy shows and performances, proving time and again that longstanding traditions and unmatched reputation do not disappoint.
About Ryman Auditorium  
A National Historic Landmark, Ryman Auditorium was built as a tabernacle by Captain Thomas G. Ryman in 1892, served as the home of the Grand Ole Opry from 1943-74 and was completely renovated in 1994. The Ryman is open for tours during the day and at night offers a wide variety of entertainment performances, just as it has for over 125 years. The venue was voted the 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Pollstar Theatre of the Year and recently took home its sixth consecutive CMA Venue of the Year Award. Ryman Auditorium is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP), a Nashville-based REIT that also owns and operates the Grand Ole Opry, Ole Red and 650 AM WSM. For more information, visit 
Press Contacts for Ryman Auditorium:
Ebie McFarland | Joseph Conner
Essential Broadcast Media, LLC

(615) 327-3259
Lisaann Dupont
Opry Entertainment Group

(615) 319-3638