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Reba, Garth and Taylor Among ACM Off-Camera Winners

Jordan Strauss/WireImage(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- The Academy of Country Music has announced the off-camera, special award winners for this year's ACM Awards. Show host Reba will be honored with the career achievement award, which recognizes a musical act that has advanced the popularity of country music in the preceding calendar year. Former winners in this category include Kenny Rogers, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw.

Taylor Swift is getting the Jim Reeves International Award, which goes to an artist promoting country music throughout the world. Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, Garth Brooks and Buck Owens have received this honor in the past. The overseas leg of Taylor's Speak Now tour closes out Wednesday in London.

Tim McGraw and Gwyneth Paltrow's movie Country Strong will receive the ACM's Tex Ritter Award, recognizing a movie that has used country music in a big way. Previous winners include Walk The Line, O Brother Where Art Thou? and Beer For My Horses. Garth Brooks and Larry Gatlin & The Gatlins are getting the Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award this year, honoring individuals who have paved the way for country music's continued success.

Tom T. Hall and Hank Cochran have been selected as this year's recipients of the Poet's Award. Tom wrote country classics like Jeannie C. Riley's "Harper Valley, P.T.A" and his own hits such as "Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine." The late Hank Cochran penned the Patsy Cline staples "She's Got You" and "I Fall To Pieces," and the George Strait hits "The Chair" and "Ocean Front Property."

The winners in these categories will be recognized at the ACM honors event this fall at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. The rest of the ACM winners will be announced live on the 46th Annual ACM Awards, broadcasting live on CBS Sunday night at 8 p.m. ET.

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Faith Hill Gears Up for CMT Performance with The Pretenders

Photo Courtesy - Warner Bros. Records Nashville(DALLAS) -- Faith Hill will team up with Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Pretenders Saturday night in Dallas for a live edition of CMT Crossroads, which teams country stars with rock and pop acts.

The two acts will trade vocals on each other's songs.  Hill tells Billboard The Pretenders were at the top of her wish list when it came to doing a Crossroads episode.

"It's like '70s rock 'n' roll but with a little punk, and just so unique," she said.  "The music is exciting, and lyrically there's some deep stuff there, and [lead singer Chrissie Hynde's] phrasing is so incredibly unique.  They're just great."

As for the Crossroads performance, Hill admits, "It's going to be chaotic and it's live and that's going to bring an element of true excitement to the show.  We'll see.  We're just gonna have fun."

CMT Crossroads: The Pretenders and Faith Hill Live from the Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam airs Saturday night at 10:00 ET on CMT.

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