Country Music Special Will Salute Troops

Merle Haggard, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry are the first performers announced for an upcoming Academy of Country Music special to honor those serving in the U.S. armed forces.

ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops” will be taped April 7, the night after the AMC Awards. Tickets to the Las Vegas taping are available through Ticketmaster outlets. Proceeds will benefit ACM’s charitable foundation, ACM Lifting Lives.

The special will air May 20 on CBS, 8 p.m. CT.