HOLLYWOOD—The X-Rated Critics Organization (XRCO) has announced legendary adult performer/director Tom Byron as host of its 27th annual awards ceremony, returning to the Highlands Hollywood nightclub Wednesday, April 13. Upcoming starlet Lizz Tayler was also named the first "Heart-On Girl," the show's traditional duo of hot new performers on hand to present the trophies.

"Tom Byron is a living legend, an icon," said XRCO co-chairman Dirty Bob. "Who better to preside over an evening honoring the best our industry has to offer than Tommy?"

On the choice of Lizz Tayler as trophy girl number one, Dirty Bob offered, "Lizz is exactly what we are looking for in a Heart-On Girl. She's cute, she's sexy, and she's hard working, which makes her a star on the rise."

Last year's sponsors for the XRCO Awards included IAFD.com, Wicked Pictures, Deep Throat Energy Drink and Porn Pros.

"We are in the process of lining up sponsors for the upcoming show, and we hope these and more will return in this capacity," Dirty Bob said.

Those interested in sponsoring the event may email dirtybob@dirtybob.com for additional information.

Admission to the XRCO Awards is restricted to adult industry personnel and press only, and is free. Those wishing to attend must RSVP to tiki@pipelinemultimedia.com in order to secure their spot on the guest list.