The 49th annual ACM Awards are coming up April 6th. Merle Haggard is set to be honoured with the Crystal Milestone Award in commemoration of his 50th year in the country music industry. Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks and Kenny Chesney are all previous winners of the award given to an artist or industry leader to commemorate a specific, remarkable achievement. Haggard, already a Country Music Hall of Famer has taken home 13 ACM Awards in the past.
Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will team up once more to host the show from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The latter will also appear on a Merle tribute album called “Working Man’s Poet: A Tribute To Merle Haggard”, set for release April 1st.
Reading this was an excuse to watch this. Okie from Muskogee!