Strait, Haggard to lead ACM ‘Salute to the Troops’

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George Strait performs during his Cowboy Rides Away Tour in Phoenix on Feb. 7.

George Strait performs during his Cowboy Rides Away Tour in Phoenix on Feb. 7.

Merle Haggard, George Strait and Carrie Underwood are among the first artists announced for ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops, a television special paying tribute to members of the U.S. armed forces.

The special will be taped April 7, the night after theAcademy of Country Music Awards, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. It will air May 20 (CBS, 9 p.m. ET/PT) and also will feature Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and the Band Perry.

Tickets for the taping range from $105-$205 and are on sale now at Ticketmaster outlets. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the academy’s charitable arm, ACM Lifting Lives.

Courtesy of USA Today

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