Luke Bryan won entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
The Academy of Country Music Awards kicked off Sunday night paying tribute to veteran Merle Haggard, while George Strait sang “All My Ex’s Live in Texas” — appropriate for the awards show celebrating its 50th anniversary in a new location, the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Radio.com was in Las Vegas, at the ACM Party for a Cause, on the red carpet, at the awards show and in the press room covering the event. Here are 10 things that CBS didn’t show you on television.
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.
The Band Perry will kick off the 2014 ACM Awards with a performance of their latest single “Chainsaw.” Also, two Entertainer of the Year nominees artists will pay tribute to Merle Haggard. Who are they? And which fellow Country Hall of Famer will present Haggard with the award?
Country music’s biggest stars are turning out for a salute to Merle Haggard.
Lee Brice, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, and Keith Urban have also been added to the already impressive bill of the television special, which airs in May. LL Cool J and actor Chris O’Donnell will host.
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.
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.
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.