CBS will air a two-hour special titled ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops, paying tribute to the armed forces on May 20, 9 – 11 PM ET.
The special will be taped on April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The concert will feature country music artists such as Merle Haggard, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry. This concert is a chance to honor service members of the armed forces with music and special moments and stories of incredible bravery and integrity.
Proceeds from ticket sales for the ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, a philanthropic arm of the Academy. They dedicate themselves to improving lives through the power of music.
“We are so thankful for all of the men and women in our armed forces and proud to present this fantastic night of performances in their honor,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “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.”
Dick Clark Productions will produce the special. Executive producers are Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan and R.A. Clark. Barry Adelman will produce and Bob Romeo will serve as executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.