The 2018 ACM Honors, held Aug. 22, was a grand affair, and we've got the photos to prove it.

Dierks Bentley and Darius Rucker were on hand at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville to accept two of the night's most prominent awards, the ACM Merle Haggard Spirit Award and ACM Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award, respectively.

Rucker received the accolade for his tireless charitable efforts, including raising more than $1 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and Bentley was selected for the honor of the Merle Haggard Spirit Award for following his musical intuition throughout his career.

Alan Jackson was also honored with the esteemed Cliffie Stone Icon Award for his storied career, and and Sam Hunt debuted his newly shaved face while accepting the Gene Weed Milestone Award for his record-breaking single "Body Like a Back Road."

Meanwhile, Chris Stapleton, Cam and Old Crow Medicine Show offered stellar performances, and newcomers Kassi Ashton and Morgan Evans also showed off their chops via live performance.

Fellow burgeoning stars Lauren Alaina and Jon Pardi held down the fort as the evening's hosts. Alaina also took the stage with Ashley McBryde and "Strawberry Wine" hit maker Deana Carter during the ceremony. Kip Moore, Jordan Davis and Ricky Skaggs among others made their way to the historic venue to present the awards.

Fans can check out these moments and more in the gallery of photos from the 2018 ACM Honors.

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