Carrie Underwood to Salute the Troops

Eleven-time Academy of Country Music Award winner Carrie Underwood will honor military servicemen and women with a song written for “ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops.” The special will air tonight at 8 CT on CBS.

Underwood will perform her new song “Keep Us Safe,” which she co-penned specifically for the military tribute show. The song will also be available for digital download with proceeds benefiting ACM Lifting Lives.

The ACM concert will also feature Luke Bryan, Merle Haggard, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts and more. The two-hour special will be hosted by LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell.

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.