Filed under: ACMs, Country News
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Legends will collide in an historic performance at the 48th annual Academy of Country Music Awards. George Strait
and Garth Brooks
will duet together for the first time ever, in a musical tribute to Dick Clark on the April 7 live broadcast. The late media mogul was the longtime producer of the ACMs before he passed away last year. The Academy has also announced that it has changed the name of its Artist of the Decade honor to the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award. George and Garth are the two most recent recipients of the honor.
"Dick helped make country music accessible to a larger fan base and his efforts will not be forgotten," says George. "Garth and I were so grateful when we each received the ACM Artist of the Decade Award, so it's only fitting that we'll be honoring him with this tribute performance at the ACMs."