Merle Haggard will be featured in the two-hour CBS special, The Kennedy Center Honors, on Tuesday (Dec. 28) at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Haggard accepted the prestigious award at an all-star gala event in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 5. During the ceremony, he was honored with musical performances by longtime friends Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson, as well as Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Jamey Johnson, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert and Brad Paisley. Haggard, lyricist Jerry Herman, dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones, Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey were all recognized for their contributions to American culture. View photos from The Kennedy Center Honors.