Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum, Merle Haggard & More “Tribute to the Troops”

Some of the biggest names in country music will be joining forces for an Academy of Country Music special: “A Tribute To The Troops” set to air this May. The special will be taped on May 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the night after the ACM Awards air LIVE on CBS.

So far, superstars Merle Haggard, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry are among the first artists named to join this special tribute. According to a CBS release, the concert will honor the country‚Äôs remarkable servicemen and women and include special moments and stories of incredible bravery and integrity. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit ACM’s charity, ACM Lifting Lives, which develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships.

Expect more big names to be added to this star-studded event. The ACM Awards air LIVE from Vegas May 6 at 8/7c, hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan. ACM Tribute to the Troops will air May 20 at 9/8c.