Country Legend Merle Haggard Dies Of Pneumonia Country giant Merle Haggard, who rose from poverty and prison to international fame though his songs about outlaws, underdogs and an abiding sense of national pride in such hits as "Okie From Muskogee" and "Sing Me Back Home," died Wednesday at 79, on his birthday.
10 ACM Awards Moments You Didn't See On TVRadio.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 Best Moments of the 2014 ACM AwardsThe 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.
ACM Awards Ceremony to Include Band Perry Performance, Merle Haggard TributeThe 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?
Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, More Added to 'Salute the Troops' TV SpecialLee 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.
Merle Haggard Getting ACM Award & a Tribute AlbumThe 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.
George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Merle Haggard Will 'Salute The Troops' In A TV Special This MayHaggard, 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 GRAMMYsA 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.
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