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03/25/2016
ACM LIFTING LIVES® PARTNERS WITH COPD FOUNDATION & SPOKESPERSON CHRIS JANSON TO LAUNCH HARMONICAS FOR HEALTH
Encino, CA (March 25, 2016) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today a new partnership with the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) Foundation to start a pilot program called Harmonicas for Health. This program is part of the COPD Foundation’s Pulmonary Education Program (PEP) and works to encourage COPD patients to exercise their lungs and improve their lives through the power of music. Read More

03/15/2016
DARIUS RUCKER TO HOST THE 2016 ACM LIFTING LIVES® GOLF CLASSIC
ENCINO, CA (March 15, 2016) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today that platinum-selling singer-songwriter Darius Rucker will return to host the ACM Lifting Lives® Golf Classic for the fifth consecutive year at TPC Las Vegas on Saturday, April 2, 2016. Presented by G. Debbas Chocolatier and Cocoa Crate, the “scramble” style golf tournament was created out of the need for a charitable event to connect fans, sponsors and donors with industry insiders and artists. Proceeds from the tournament benefit Read More

03/03/2016
ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2016 CLUB SHOWS
Encino, CA (March 3, 2016) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today remaining dates as part of the string of nationwide ACM Lifting Lives Club Shows. Participating clubs have agreed to donate a portion of each ticket sold to ACM Lifting Lives, and the money raised will go to help fund organizations that are improving lives through the power of music. Tickets may be purchased directly from the venues listed below. Read More

12/10/2015
ACM LIFTING LIVES ANNOUNCES 2015 FALL GRANT CYCLE RECIPIENTS
ENCINO, CA (December 10, 2015) – ACM Lifting Lives announced its 2015 fall grant cycle beneficiaries today with grants totaling more than $180,000 for a selection of organizations including Alive Hospice, Abe’s Garden Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Center of Excellence, The Center for Courageous Kids, CreatiVets, Middle Tennessee State University Foundation, Musicians on Call, Notes for Notes, Porter’s Call, W.O. Smith Music School, The Quest Center for Art & Community Development and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Read More

12/09/2015
ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES OFFICERS AND NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ENCINO, CA (December 9, 2015) – ACM Lifting Lives is announcing its board of directors for the 2015 - 2016 term, including newly elected Chairman Lori Badgett, President Ed Warm, Vice-President Debbie Carroll, Treasurer Dwight Wiles and Secretary, Hannah Martin. Read More

11/24/2015
ACADEMY MAKES RECORD DONATION OF $1 MILLION DONATION TO ACM LIFTING LIVES
Encino, CA (November 24, 2015) – Superstar country artists played a key role in the success of the record setting 50th anniversary of the Academy of Country Music Awards held in April. The Awards telecast and ACM Presents: Superstar Duets in May, both on CBS, reached a massive 22.4 MILLION viewers, combined. The ACM Awards delivered its largest viewing audience since 1998 and set a Guinness World Record™ for the most attended live Awards telecast in history, with more than 70,252 in the live audience at A Read More

09/02/2015
Kendra Scott Donates $10,000 to ACM® Lifting Lives® in partnership with Country Artist Cam
NASHVILLE, TN (September 2, 2015) –– Renowned designer, CEO and philanthropist Kendra Scott made a $10,000 donation to ACM® Lifting Lives® on the ACM Honors™ red carpet last night in Nashville, TN, presenting the check with country artist Cam to Lori Badgett, President of ACM Lifting Lives. Scott recently opened her 28th retail location in the Hill Center in Nashville, and is celebrating her Nashville store with an exclusive, invite only event while she’s in town. Read More

08/19/2015
ACM LIFTING LIVES ANNOUNCES 2015 GRANT CYCLE
ENCINO, CA (August 19, 2015) – ACM Lifting Lives™ announced today a call for submissions for the 2015 Grant Cycle. ACM Lifting Lives, the Academy of Country Music’s philanthropic arm, is dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through grant cycles, ACM Lifting Lives is able to provide funding to programs that promote education and healing with a musical connection. Read More

07/30/2015
KRISTIAN BUSH TEAMS UP WITH SPECIAL GUEST RITA WILSON FOR CONCERT AT THE TROUBADOUR IN WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
ENCINO, CA (July 30, 2015) – Platinum-selling country star Kristian Bush is teaming up with the Academy of Country Music® for a concert at The Troubadour (9081 Santa Monica Blvd) in West Hollywood, CA on Thursday, August 27 to benefit ACM Lifting Lives®. Bush will be joined by special guest Rita Wilson, the actress, singer, and producer whose critically-acclaimed debut album AM/FM was released in 2012. The show kicks off at 8p.m. and a portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the charitable arm of the Read More

06/24/2015
HUNTER HAYES HELPS WRAP UP ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP 2015 AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY
Encino, CA (June 24, 2015) – ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp was in session this week in Nashville, Tenn. with campers from around the country participating in a week of activities and excursions around Music City. The residential camp has the dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome while providing music enrichment through performance and education. Read More