MIRANDA LAMBERT TO DUET WITH BLAKE SHELTON,
PLUS PERFORMANCES BY ELI YOUNG BAND AND RASCAL FLATTS,
ON "ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS,"
TO BE BROADCAST TUESDAY, MAY 20 ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK
Retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, "Criminal Minds" Star Joe Mantegna, Singer
Craig Morgan, "Entertainment Tonight" Host Nancy O'Dell and "The Talk" Co-Host Sheryl Underwood Added As Presenters
A duet with Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton, as well as performances by Eli Young Band and Rascal Flatts, have been added to the country superstar performance lineup for ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS, to be broadcast Tuesday, May 20 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network and hosted by NCIS: LOS ANGELES stars LL COOL J and Chris O'Donnell. The concert event, which features some of the biggest names in country music paying tribute to our armed forces, will be taped Monday, April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Additionally, retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell, CRIMINAL MINDS star Joe Mantegna, singer Craig Morgan, "Entertainment Tonight" host Nancy O'Dell and THE TALK co-host Sheryl Underwood will present. These artists and presenters join previously announced performers Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Merle Haggard, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry.
The concert will honor the country's remarkable servicemen and women and include special moments and stories of incredible bravery and integrity. Proceeds from ticket sales for ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy. For more information, please log onto www.ACMLiftingLives.org or www.ACMcountry.com or follow on Twitter at @ACMawards for more immediate updates.
ACM PRESENTS: AN ALL-STAR SALUTE TO THE TROOPS is produced for television by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, R.A. Clark and Barry Adelman are executive producers. Bob Romeo is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music.
About ACM Lifting Lives
ACM Lifting Lives(R) is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life.
RATING: To Be Announced
Official CBS ACM URL: http://www.cbs.com/shows/academy_of_country_music/