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Merle Haggard Accepts ACM Crystal Milestone Award


In one of the most memorable moments of the 49th annual ACM Awards, Merle Haggard was serenaded by George Strait and Miranda Lambert with Garth Brooks waiting in the wings.

Haggard was honored Sunday night (April 6) with the ACM Crystal Milestone Award to recognize his 50th year in country music. The living legend scored his first national Top 20 hit with “Sing a Sad Song” on Tally Records in 1964 and went on to accept 20 ACM awards over his career, including the first-ever ACM entertainer of the year award.

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