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George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Merle Haggard to ‘Salute the Troops’ in Upcoming TV Special

Slated for broadcast in May, the concert will also feature Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum & The Band Perry.
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George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Merle Haggard (Ethan Miller/Astrid Stawiarz/Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

By Kurt Wolff

The Academy of Country Music today announced that George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Merle HaggardFlorida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry are among the artists set to perform during the upcoming televised special ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops

Set for broadcast May 20 on CBS, the concert was created to honor our country’s servicemen and women. The show will tape on April 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, one day after the 49th ACM Awards, and proceeds from ticket sales will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy.

“We are so thankful for the men and women in our armed forces and proud to present this fantastic night of performances in their honor,” said ACM CEO Bob Romeo in a press statement. “The special will be a remarkable moment in Academy history and continues the ‘ACM Presents’ TV specials that have been so successful over the years and helps to fund the important charitable work of ACM Lifting Lives.”

Related: See a Full List of the 2014 ACM Award Nominees

Previous ACM Presents specials include last year’s salute to Tim McGraw titled Superstar Summer Night, and a tribute to Lionel Richie that aired in 2012.

ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops airs May 20 at 9pm ET/PT on CBS. 

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