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?
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.
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 of “Today I Started Loving You Again,” one of Merle’s most classic ballads.
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.
“This record came from such a beautiful place of reverence and respect,” Gill told Radio.com about “Bakersfield,” which was just issued in a deluxe version. “The fact that Merle [Haggard] wrote the liner notes and got to hear it, that to me was reason enough for making it.”
In honor of its 45th anniversary, Haggard’s live “Okie from Muskogee” album is getting reissued later this month. And as a bonus, a second disc will feature his 1970 album “The Fightin’ Side of Me.”
Florida-Georgia Line, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Merle Haggard Will ‘Salute the Troops’ in a TV Special this May
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.
Blake Shelton, Merle Haggard, Kris Kristofferson & Willie Nelson 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.