“Red Solo Cup” singer-songwriter Toby Keith is set to perform a Merle Haggard tribute at the upcoming 2016 American Country Countdown Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The country music standout passed away on April 6th, his 79th birthday. Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will also be on hand to introduce the heartfelt performance.
The Oklahoma-born entertainer will appear on stage with Haggard’s longtime band, The Strangers, which also includes Haggard’s children, Ben and Dana. Haggard’s widow, Theresa, and other members of the tight-knit Haggard family will also be in the award show’s audience.
Besides Keith, other ACCA ceremony performers include: Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Thomas Rhett, Brooks & Dunn, Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Cam, Dan + Shay, Sam Hunt, Martina McBride, and Cole Swindell. Country music fans can watch the 2016 American Country Countdown Awards live via FOX on Sunday, May 1st at 7:00 PM CT. Be sure to check out more updates on Toby Keith by hitting the button below!