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Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, More Added to ‘Salute the Troops’ TV Special

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By Radio.com Staff

Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, and Keith Urban have been added to the lineup of artists upcoming television special ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops, The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced today (March 27).

In addition, the Academy and dick clark productions also announced that LL COOL J and actor Chris O’Donnell will cohost the program, which will be taped on April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, one day after the 49th annual ACM Awards. The Salute the Troops special is then scheduled to be broadcast May 20 on CBS.

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These artists join an already impressive list of previously announced performers including Merle Haggard, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry.

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

The Salute to the Troops special honors U.S. servicemen and women, and in addition to the music it will include stories highlighting their bravery and integrity.

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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