“ON THE ROAD AGAIN (ACM LIFTING LIVES® EDITION)” FEATURING LEGEND WILLIE NELSON AND THE 55TH ACM AWARDS® NEW ARTIST NOMINEES OUT NOW ICONIC ODE TO A MUSICIAN’S LIFE FEATURES NELSON WITH NEW ARTIST NOMINEES INGRID ANDRESS, GABBY BARRETT, JORDAN DAVIS,

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 13, 2020) – The Academy of Country Music® has released “On The Road Again (ACM Lifting Lives® Edition),” Willie Nelson’s timeless hit, featuring the 55th ACM Awards® New Female and New Male Artist nominees Ingrid Andress, Gabby Barrett, Jordan Davis, Russell Dickerson, Lindsay Ell, Riley Green, Caylee Hammack, Cody Johnson, Tenille Townes and Morgan Wallen, joined by Nelson. Produced by Ross Copperman and Jimmy Robbins, the single is available via Warner Music Nashville across all digital platforms and can be heard on Country radio today (LISTEN HERE).

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES $750,000 ENDOWMENT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER TO LAUNCH THE ACM LIFTING LIVES® AUTISM LAB AT VANDERBILT KENNEDY CENTER

LOS ANGELES, CA (August 12, 2020) – ACM Lifting Lives®, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music®, announced today a $750,000 fund to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for programs and research demonstrating the healing power of music to improve the lives of children with autism spectrum disorder. This gift creates the ACM Lifting Lives® Autism Lab at Vanderbilt Kennedy Center and will establish autism as one of ACM Lifting Lives’ signature initiatives while enabling Vanderbilt to expand the reach and impact of its expertise in the field.