Merle Haggard Getting ACM Award & a Tribute Album

Love his music!!!!!

CBS Chicago

By Kurt Wolff

During his 50-plus-year career, legendary country singer and songwriterMerle Haggardhas already received many accolades, including membership in theCountry Music Hall of Fameas well as the Kennedy Center Honors in 2010. This spring, the life and career of the 76-year-old artist is being recognizedagain — twice.

During the upcomingAcademy of Country Music Awardsceremony on April 6, Haggard will receive the Crystal Milestone Award to commemorate his 50 very active years in country music. Haggard will receive the award during the televised portion of the ceremony.

Past recipients of the Crystal Milestone Award includeJason Aldean,Garth Brooks,Kenny Chesney, Gayle Holcomb,Jennifer NettlesandTaylor Swift.

Five days earlier, on April 1, a new album paying tribute to Haggard will hit stores. TitledWorking Man’s Poet: A Tribute to Merle Haggard, the 20-track album (see the…

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