On Wednesday, Aug. 21, the Academy of Country Music came together to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves not only musically, but as leaders in the country community. Alongside superstars Brooks & Dunn, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Kasey Musgraves, Gayle Holcomb was one of those individuals recognized at the 13th annual ACM Honors.

Holcomb was chosen to receive the Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award. This award is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry professional who is devoted to improving lives through the power of music, has a generosity of spirit, and is committed to serving others. The award is voted on by the ACM Lifting Lives® Board of Directors.