Country music star Kane Brown was honored at the 2023 ACM Honors for his impact in spreading country music globally. Randy Travis surprised Brown by presenting him with the ACM International Award, highlighting their longstanding friendship. Lee Brice also paid tribute to Brown by performing an acoustic version of his hit song. The event, which aired on Fox and was hosted by Carly Pearce, featured musical tributes from Lady A, Trisha Yearwood, and others. Chris Stapleton received the ACM Triple Crown Award, and Mary Chapin Carpenter and Charlie Daniels received posthumous awards. The ceremony will be available for streaming on Hulu.