George Strait and Garth Brooks to Perform Together For the First Time to Salute Dick Clark
Clark will be honored at the show for his many years of producing the ACM Awards show, dating back to 1979. He died last year just over two weeks after the 2012 ceremony.
Strait said of the performance "Dick helped make country music accessible to a larger fan base and his efforts will not be forgotten. 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."
Brooks added "Although there is no award the entertainment industry has that can match the magnitude of the star Dick Clark was, and still is, it is an honor to get to be a part of the Academy’s tribute to him. There may be others who have contributed as much to the music industry, but there is definitely no one that contributed more than Dick Clark. He was music’s best friend, and a dear friend to me."