HARDY will be presented with the ACM Artist-Songwriter of the Year award at next week’s Academy of Country Music Honors, and his pal Bailey Zimmerman celebrated the accomplishment with a soulful performance of “Signed, Sober You,” shared exclusively with Billboard.
In the snippet from the performance, Zimmerman delivers the track backed by just an acoustic guitar, letting his heartfelt vocals shine through.
The 16th annual ACM Honors, hosted by Carly Pearce for the third year, will recognize a number of today’s biggest and most significant country stars, including ACM Triple Crown Award recipient Chris Stapleton, ACM Poet’s Award recipients Clint Black, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and K.T. Oslin, ACM international Award recipient Kane Brown, and ACM Icon Award recipient Tim McGraw.
HARDY is the recipient of the Artist-Songwriter of the Year Award, which is presented to a person known as both an artist and songwriter selected by a panel of judges.
Besides Zimmerman, the evening’s host Pearce will grace the stage for a performance. BRELAND, Chris Janson, Lady A, Keith Urban, Trisha Yearwood, Brandy Clark, Jordan Davis, Emily Shackelton, Anne Wilson and more will be taking the stage as well.
Watch the clip of Zimmerman singing “Signed, Sober You” below, and catch the ACM Honors on Monday (Sept. 18) at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.