Clint Black received the ACM Poet's Award at the 2023 ACM Honors, where he delivered a humorous acceptance speech. He joked about not feeling humbled and thanked the ACM for recognizing his contributions to country music. Lady A performed a tribute to Black, singing "A Bad Goodbye." Other honorees at the event included Chris Stapleton, Kane Brown, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Charlie Daniels, and K.T. Oslin. The ceremony featured tribute performances by Lee Brice, Trisha Yearwood, Billy Ray Cyrus, and others. The 2023 ACM Honors can be streamed on Hulu.