ACM Announces 'Salute To Troops' TV Special
February 20, 2014 at 10:19 AM (PT)
THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) TODAY (2/20) announced a TUESDAY, MAY 20th airing of “ACM PRESENTS: ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS.”
Country’s biggest names will pay tribute to members of the armed forces during a show to be taped MONDAY, APRIL 7th at the MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA in LAS VEGAS, one day after the “49th< ANNUAL ACM AWARDS,” which will also air on CBS-TV.
MERLE HAGGARD, GEORGE STRAIT, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE, LADY ANTEBELLUM and THE BAND PERRY are the first artists to be added to the all-star lineup of performers for the event, with more to follow.
“We are so thankful for the men and women in our armed forces and proud to present this fantastic night of performances in their honor,” said BOB ROMEO, ACM/CEO. “The special will be a remarkable moment in ACADEMY history and continues the ‘ACM PRESENTS’ TV specials that have been so successful over the years and helps to fund the important charitable work of ACM LIFTING LIVES.”