LL Cool J, Chris O’Donnell to Host ACM Special

LL Cool J, Chris O’Donnell to Host ACM Special

This May 15, 2013 file photo shows Chris O' Donnell, left, and LL Cool J attending the CBS Upfront in New York. The pair will co-host the Academy of Country Music's annual television special "ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops" that will air on May 20 on CBS. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
This May 15, 2013 file photo shows Chris O’ Donnell, left, and LL Cool J attending the CBS Upfront in New York. The pair will co-host the Academy of Country Music’s annual television special “ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops” that will air on May 20 on CBS. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — LL Cool J is adding more hosting duties to his resume.

The rapper, actor and Grammy Awards host will co-host the Academy of Country Music’s annual television special with “NCIS: Los Angeles” co-star Chris O’Donnell.

“ACM Presents: An All-Star Salute to the Troops” will be taped April 7 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas — the day after the ACM Awards are held — and will air May 20 on CBS, the home network of the “NCIS” franchise.

Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban have been added to a lineup that already includes George Strait, Merle Haggard, Carrie Underwood and Lady Antebellum.

The special carries a different theme each year. This time it will be focused on members of the military and their stories.

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