Merle Haggard Gets ACCA Salute From Toby Keith, Matthew McConaughey


Toby Keith will perform a tribute to Merle Haggard following an introduction by Matthew McConaughey on the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards.

The ceremony will air live from The Forum in Inglewood, California, on May 1 on FOX.

Haggard’s longtime back-up band, The Strangers, will join Keith as part of this performance. In addition, Haggard’s widow, Theresa, will be in attendance along with other members of the Haggard family, including son Ben, who also will perform with The Strangers.

Keith joins previously-announced performers Kelsea Ballerini, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Cam, Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Martina McBride, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and Carrie Underwood.


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