SUPERSTAR ARTIST PARTICIPATION DRIVES SUCCESS OF ACM EVENTS RESULTING IN RECORD $1.5 MILLION DONATION TO ACM LIFTING LIVES®

Encino, CA (December 15, 2016) – Superstar country artists played a key role in the success of the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards™, ACM Honors and other ACM events in 2016, resulting in a stellar year for the Academy – including reaching 11.7 million viewers with special country music moments during primetime in September alone -- and the highest-ever annual donation to ACM Lifting Lives - $1.5 million.