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The ACM Experience weekend of events would be nothing without honoring those brave men and women who serve our country. On Saturday, March 31st, NRA Country presents ACM Concert – Salute to the Military, a free, open-to-the-public celebration! Military families and country music fans will be treated to performances from ACM Awards Song of the Year nominee Lee Brice, ACM Awards Vocal Duo of the Year nominee Thompson Square, as well as Larry Gatlin and The Gatlin Brothers, JT Hodges, Kip Moore, Craig Morgan and others.

Military ID holders will be invited to a special reserved section for the concert, which will be included in special onstage moments, like the presentation of charitable donations to “three worthy military-inspired charitable organizations.” These organizations include Folds of Honor Foundation, Nellis Air Force Base Youth Programs and Wounded Warrior Project.

The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. local time on the Country Thunder Stage at The ACM Experience. Attendees should head to the South Convention Center Parking Lot (corner of Russell Road and Las Vegas Boulevard) at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino.

The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards will air LIVE from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 1 at 8:00pm ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

Visit the ACM Awards section at CBS Local.

Cast your vote for the 2012 ACM Entertainer of the Year and New Artist of the Year.

See profiles of 2012 ACM Awards nominees.

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