ACM Plans Superstar Salute To The Troops

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The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions have announced ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops, a concert event featuring some of the biggest names in Country music paying tribute to our armed forces, will be broadcast Tuesday, May 20 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The special will be taped Monday, April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

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. The concert will honor the country’s remarkable servicemen and women and include special moments and stories of incredible bravery and integrity.

ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan and R.A. Clark are executive producers.  Barry Adelman is producer. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.

Tickets for ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops are on sale now at Ticketmaster, priced at $105, $155 and $205. Proceeds from ticket sales of the event will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy. For more information, visit or


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