The Academy of Country Music’s 49th Annual Awards were broadcast out of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas again this year, with special performances in nearby Mandalay Bay. Here are the biggest moments from the show.
“My dad was a big Merle Haggard fan, I just remember him playing this song a lot as a kid,” Aldean said. “So given a chance to in and be part of [this tribute], I wanted to do a song that meant something to me.”
The Band Perry will officially kick off the 2014 ACM Awards with a performance of their latest single. Also, two Entertainer of the Year nominees artists will pay tribute to Merle Haggard.
After earlier this year revealing “Automatic,” the first single from her upcoming album, Miranda Lambert today unveiled a brand-new music video for the song.
The 45th anniversary edition of Haggard’s classic live album “Okie from Muskogee” hits stores tomorrow. Here an exclusive preview right now of “Today I Started Loving You Again,” one of his most classic ballads.
Rascal Flatts, Kris Kristofferson, the late Jack Clement, producer Dann Huff and songwriter Shane McAnally are also among those receiving off-camera awards from the Academy of Country Music this year.
The legendary artist will receive the Crystal Milestone Award during this year’s ACMs. Haggard is also the subject of the upcoming tribute album “Working Man’s Poet,” featuring many top country stars.
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“This record came from such a beautiful place of reverence and respect,” Gill told Radio.com. “The fact that Merle wrote the liner notes for this record and got to hear it, that to me was reason enough for making it.”
In honor of its 45th anniversary, Haggard’s “Okie from Muskogee” album is getting reissued this month. And as a bonus, a second disc will feature his 1970 album “The Fightin’ Side of Me.” See the full track listing for both discs.
Haggard, Strait, Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry are the first artists announced for an “All-Star Salute to the Troops” concert that will air in May on CBS.
After appearing together on the GRAMMYs, country legends Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson are reportedly moving ahead with a collaborative recording project.
Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson & Blake Shelton to Perform Together at 2014 GRAMMYs
A special GRAMMY Moment performance will feature Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Blake Shelton performing on stage together. Also see a list of all country GRAMMY nominees.
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