By winning the ACM Entertainer of the Year award, Strait proved that, while he may be winding down his final concert tour, the cowboy isn’t ready to ride away just yet.
The 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.
The 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?
Nominees Aldean, Bryan, Lambert, Strait, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and the Band Perry will perform live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas during the 49th ACM Awards on April 6.
From the 60 for 60 campaign that launched his 60th No. 1 hit, to the release of his album Love Is Everything, to being the recipient of the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award, 2013 was very good to George Strait.
Haggard, 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.
Some 100,000 tickets are now sold for Strait’s final tour date, which features a huge range of special guests. Find out who is on the bill — and which guests are performing on which dates throughout the rest of the 2014 tour.
Dubbed Playin’ Possum: The Final No-Show, the Jones tribute concert lasted four hours and welcomed more than 100 artists to to perform 48 Jones hits.
The final concert on Strait’s two-year Cowboy Rides Away Tour will include a huge roster of superstar special guests.
While ‘Glee’ and singer Katy Perry have the most nominations, country music is represented by the likes of Blake Shelton (who is nominated three times), The Band Perry, Willie Nelson, George Strait, Lady Antebellum and Taylor Swift.