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[02/26/09 - 08:11 AM]
Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Tim Mcgraw, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban Will Be Among the Performers on "George Strait -- Acm Artist of the Decade," a New Concert Special to Be Broadcast Later This Year on the CBS Television Network
Only four other acts have received the Artist of the Decade accolade, including Marty Robbins in 1969, Loretta Lynn in 1979, Alabama in 1988 and Garth Brooks in 1998.

[via press release from CBS]

FAITH HILL, TOBY KEITH, TIM McGRAW, SUGARLAND, TAYLOR SWIFT AND KEITH URBAN WILL BE AMONG THE PERFORMERS ON "GEORGE STRAIT -- ACM ARTIST OF THE DECADE," A NEW CONCERT SPECIAL TO BE BROADCAST LATER THIS YEAR ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK

Faith Hill, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Sugarland, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban will be among the performers on George Strait - ACM Artist of the Decade. The new, all-star concert special will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network later this year. The show, produced for television by dick clark productions, will pay tribute to "The King of Country," George Strait, and his legendary 25-year career.

Only four other acts have received the Artist of the Decade accolade, including Marty Robbins in 1969, Loretta Lynn in 1979, Alabama in 1988 and Garth Brooks in 1998. This marks the first time the honor will be presented as a separate television special.

The tribute special will be taped at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Monday, April 6, the night following the 44TH ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, which will be broadcast Sunday, April 5 (8:00-11:00PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television network.

GEORGE STRAIT - ACM ARTIST OF THE DECADE is produced for television by dick clark productions. Orly Adelson and R.A. Clark are the executive producers; Barry Adelman the producer and Bob Bardo the executive in charge of production. Glenn Weiss is directing the special.

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RATING: To Be Announced





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