Working Man’s Poet: A Tribute To Merle Haggard, released today (April 1) on Broken Bow Records. The album includes performances from Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Kristy Lee Cook, Ben Haggard, Randy Houser, Toby Keith, Dustin Lynch, Joe Nichols, Jake Owen, Parmalee, Thompson Square and James Wesley.
Mickey Jack Cones, Derek George, Michael Knox, Jeff Stevens, and Mark Miller are the producers behind the project.
“Merle Haggard is a founding-father of country music and is an inspiration to us all. I am honored to be a part of such a significant collaboration between today’s biggest artists and a one of the greatest country music legends of our time,” says Cones.
The Academy of Country Music, in association with dick clark Productions, will also be honoring Merle Haggard’s 50 year career in country music with the Crystal Milestone Award at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards. The ceremony, which will be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, will be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 6 (8:00 PM-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.
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