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Merle Haggard to be honored at ACM Awards

Merle Haggard to be honored at ACM Awards

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Merle Haggard has been tapped as this year's Academy of Country Music Crystal Milestone recipient.  The prize is usually presented in an off-camera ceremony in Nashville each fall, but Hag will honored during next month's 49th annual ACM Awards.  The country legend is being recognized for his lengthy and influential career.  The ACM Awards will take place in Las Vegas, and air on CBS on April 6th. 

Hag is also being honored with a new tribute album.  The star-packed project features Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley teaming up on "Pancho and Lefty," Toby Keith covering "Carolyn," and Jason Aldean singing "Are the Good Times Really Over."  Joe Nichols, Randy Houser, Thompson Square, and Jake Owen are some of the other stars on the project, while Merle's son Ben is featured on two tracks.  Garth Brooks' version of "Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down" is included on albums sold at Walmart.  Working Man's Poet: A Tribute To Merle Haggard will arrive in stores on April 1st. 

Working Man's Poet Track Listing 

1. "Misery And Gin" (performed by Randy Houser) 
2. "Footlights" (performed by Joe Nichols) 
3. "Going Where The Lonely Go" (performed by Jason Aldean) 
4. "Today I Started Loving You Again" (performed by Kristy Lee Cook) 
5. "Carolyn" (performed by Toby Keith) 
6. "Pancho And Lefty" (performed by Luke Bryan & Dierks Bentley) 
7. "Tonight The Bottle Let Me Down" (performed by Garth Brooks - Walmart exclusive track) 
8. "You Take Me For Granted" (performed by Thompson Square) 
9. "Mama Tried" (performed by Ben Haggard) 
10. "That's The Way Love Goes"  (performed by Dustin Lynch) 
11. "Make Up and Faded Blue Jeans" (performed by Jake Owen) 
12. "I'm A Lonesome Fugitive"  (performed by James Wesley) 
13. "Workin' Man Blues" (performed by Parmalee) 
14. "Are The Good Times Really Over" (performed by Jason Aldean) 
15. "Let's Chase Each Other Around The Room" (performed by Thompson Square) 
16. "I Think I'll Just Stay Here And Drink" (performed by Dustin Lynch) 
17. "The Fightin' Side Of Me" (performed by James Wesley) 
18. "My Favorite Memory" (performed by Joe Nichols) 
19. "Ramblin' Fever" (performed by Randy Houser) 
20. "Sing Me Back Home" (performed by Ben Haggard) 

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