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ACM's Tribute Concert for Brooks & Dunn Airs This Weekend

Posted by Kristina Carrodeguas on 05/20/2010
The CBS Television network will be hosting ACM Presents: Brooks & Dunn – The Last Rodeo tribute concert this weekend. The concert will air Sunday, May 23, at 8 p.m. EST. Several big-name artists will be performing, including Jason Aldean, Lady Antebellum, Jennifer Hudson, Kenny Chesney, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, George Strait, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Keith Urban. Dr. Maya Angelou, Miranda Cosgrove and Matthew McConaughey will be presenting.
Ticket proceeds from the live event, taped in April, went to ACM Lifting Lives, which then contributed to funding for those affected by the recent floods in Middle Tennessee.
During the tribute concert special, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn received the Academy of Country Music’s Milestone Award in recognition of their astounding 20-year career and were honored for holding the record for the most wins of any artist in the Academy’s history. 
Brooks & Dunn have 27 ACM Awards in total, including three previous Entertainer of the Year Awards and a Top Vocal Duo Award that they received during the ACM Awards broadcast in April. They hold the record for most Top Vocal Duo wins, with 16 awards, eight of which are consecutive from 2000-2007.
Brooks & Dunn have had 23 No. 1 hits, sold more than 30 million records and won more than 80 major industry awards during their career. In August 2009, they announced their retirement as a duo in late 2010 and embarked on a final farewell tour this summer, called The Last Rodeo.