He can sing and swing! Chart-topping country music star and ACM Award nominee Darius Rucker returned to host the ACM Lifting LivesŪ Celebrity Golf Classic for the third consecutive year on Saturday, April 5th 2014. Held at TPC Las Vegas, the ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic--the eighth since 2004--brought together country music artists such as Frankie Ballard, Charles Kelley, Scotty McCreery, David Nail, Jake Owen, and Cole Swindell as well as other members of the music community in a star-studded scramble tournament to raise funds and awareness for ACM Lifting Lives' Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. This fund enables ACM Lifting Lives to respond quickly to unforeseen, immediate financial needs of music related organizations and individuals.
Rucker, an avid golfer, has been very involved with ACM Lifting Lives. In 2011 on the 46th ACM Awards, he performed the original song "Music From the Heart" with campers from the ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, bringing awareness to a national audience about those with developmental disabilities. Rucker also penned the song "Together, Anything is Possible" to raise money fro the PGA's charity initiatives.