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.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2016 FALL GRANT CYCLE RECIPIENTS

ENCINO, CA (December 12, 2016) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced its 2016 fall grant cycle beneficiaries today with grants totaling more than $230,000 for a selection of organizations including Alive Hospice, Barefoot Republic, Inc., CreatiVets, Kesem, Legacy Music, Musicians on Call, Nashville Rescue Mission, Notes for Notes, Operation Song, Peggy R. McConnell Worthington Center for the Arts, Porter’s Call, Possibilities, Inc, Project C.A.M.P. Inc "The Center for Courageous Kids, Songs For Sound, The Quest Ce