Merle Haggard To Be Honored With ACM Crystal Milestone Award
March 20, 2014 at 10:03 AM (PT)
The ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC (ACM) announced TODAY (3/20) that MERLE HAGGARD will be honored with the CRYSTAL MILESTONE AWARD at the "49th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS," commemorating HAGGARD's 50 years in Country music.
Previous recipients of the award include: JASON ALDEAN, GARTH BROOKS, KENNY CHESNEY, JENNIFER NETTLES and TAYLOR SWIFT.
BROKEN BOW RECORDS will also honor HAGGARD's half-century career, with its release of "Working Man's Poet: A Tribute to MERLE HAGGARD" on TUESDAY, APRIL 1st. The compilation will feature HAGGARD covers by: JASON ALDEAN, DIERKS BENTLEY, GARTH BROOKS, LUKE BRYAN, KRISTY LEE COK, BEN HAGGARD, RANDY HOUSER, TOBY KEITH, DUSTIN LYNCH, JOE NICHOLS, JAKE OWEN, PARMALEE, THOMPSON SQUARE and JAMES WESLEY.
The "49th ANNUAL ACM AWARDS" will broadcast live from the MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA in LAS VEGAS on SUNDAY, APRIL 6th from 8-11p (ET/delayed PT) on CBS-TV.