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LL COOL J & Chris O’Donnell to Co-Host ACM Presents: An All-Star Salue To The Troops

LL COOL J & Chris O'Donnell to Co-Host ACM Presents: An All-Star Salue To The Troops

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 18: Actors Chris O’Donnell (L) and LL Cool J attend the 2011 CBS Upfront at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

The Academy of Country Music has announced LL Cool J and Chris O’Donnell, stars of the CBS Drama series NCIS: Los Angeles, will co-host ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute To The Troops, a concert event featuring some of the biggest names in country music paying tribute to our armed forces. The event will tape Monday, April 7 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will air on CBS on May 20 at 9/8c.

Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Luke Bryan, Hunter Hayes, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Kellie Pickler and Keith Urban have been added to the star-studded lineup of artists scheduled to perform. Previously announced artists performing include Merle Haggard, George Strait, Carrie Underwood, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry. The concert will honor our country’s servicemen and women and include special moments and stories of their bravery and integrity. 

Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy. ACM Lifting Lives is dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Tickets for ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops are on sale now at Ticketmaster. For more information, please log onto or


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