ULTIMATE VIP PACKAGES FOR “55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™” & ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® 2020 AVAILABLE VIA PRE-SALE TOMORROW WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18th & GENERAL ONSALE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th

Encino, CA (September 17, 2019) – Ultimate Fan VIP Packages go on sale tomorrow for the 55th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ on April 5 and the 8th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® events on April 4, with the return of ACM Lifting Lives® Topgolf Tee-Off hosted by Rascal Flatts and Darius Rucker, and the newly created ACM Beach Bash Presented by Dr Pepper at Mandalay Bay Beach, with performances by reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum and more to be announced. Country Music’s Party of the Year®, will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on CBS. The 55TH ACM Awards, honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in country music, will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming months.

55th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ TO BE BROADCAST LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS, SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2020 ON CBS - PLUS - ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® RETURNS SATURDAY, APRIL 4 WITH ACM LIFTING LIVES® TOPGOLF TEE-OFF HOSTED BY RASCAL FLATTS & DARIUS RUCKER + NEW ACM B

Encino, CA (September 10, 2019) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today that the 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS Country Music’s Party of the Year®, will broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on CBS. The 55TH ACM Awards, honoring and showcasing the biggest names and emerging talent in country music, will feature exciting performances, unprecedented collaborations, surprising moments and more to be announced in the coming months.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2019-2020 BOARD OFFICERS

Encino, CA (August 13, 2019) – ACM Lifting Lives® is announcing its newly elected officers for the 2019-2020 term. Stepping into these roles, includes Chairman Paul Barnabee, Vice-Chairman Troy Vollhoffer, Vice-President Lorie Lytle, Treasurer Dwight Wiles, and Secretary Taylor Wolf. As voted on by the board, this term will be the first year the Chairman’s positions become effective in August, prior officer terms were in effect November to November.

ROSS COPPERMAN, TENILLE TOWNES, CHRIS YOUNG AND JOY WILLIAMS BRING MUSIC TO LIFE IN STUDIO DURING 2019 ACM LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMP

Encino, CA (June 19, 2019) – The 10th Annual 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. Closing out the last few days of Music Camp, the campers enjoyed an unforgettable experience with artists Tenille Townes, Chris Young, producer/songwriter Ross Copperman and singer/songwriter Joy Williams. While the campers prepared backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, special guest Morgan Evans surprised the campers prior to their huge grand finale performance with Michael Ray at the Grand Ole Opry®.

Encino, CA (June 17, 2019) – The 10th Annual ACM Lifting Lives® Music Camp is 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 th

Encino, CA (June 17, 2019) – The 10th Annual ACM Lifting Lives® Music Camp is 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.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMP 2019 KICKS OFF WITH SONGWRITERS WORKSHOP WITH ROSS COPPERMAN, LADY ANTEBELLUM & JOY WILLIAMS, AND KARAOKE WITH FRANKIE BALLARD

Encino, CA (June 14, 2019) – The 10th Annual ACM Lifting Lives® Music Camp is 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.

CAYLEE HAMMACK, HUNTER HAYES AND CHRIS YOUNG ADDED TO PARTICIPATE IN 10th ANNUAL ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP JUNE 12-19, 2019 IN NASHVILLE, TN

10th Annual ACM Lifting Lives® Music Camp, a week-long residential program open to individuals with Williams syndrome, talented in music from around the U.S. and Canada, has a dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome while providing music enrichment through performance and education. ACM Lifting Lives funds the costs of the Camp in addition to providing scholarships to several campers, enabling the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to advance its mission of improving the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through research, training and service.

ROSS COPPERMAN, JESSIE JAMES DECKER, LADY ANTEBELLUM, MICHAEL RAY, TENILLE TOWNES AND JOY WILLIAMS TO PARTICIPATE IN 10th ANNUAL ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP JUNE 12-19, 2019 IN NASHVILLE, TN

ENCINO, CA (June 3, 2019) – ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will partner again for the 10th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, June 12-June 19, 2019, in Nashville, TN. Country music artists Jessie James Decker, Lady Antebellum, Tenille Townes, producer/songwriter Ross Copperman and singer/songwriter Joy Williams have graciously agreed to volunteer their time with the campers at various points throughout the week. The finale will take place Tuesday, June 18, 2019 on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry as ACM Lifting Lives Music campers offer a live performance with country music artist Michael Ray.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® PARTNERS WITH AFLAC AND CARLY PEARCE TO PRESENT AFLAC ACM LIFTING LIVES HONOR FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR


ENCINO, CA (April 5, 2019) – The Academy of Country Music® announced a return of the partnership between Aflac, the leader in supplemental insurance sales at the worksite in the U.S. and exclusive insurance partner of the ACM Awards®, and ACM Lifting Lives®, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music, to present the Aflac ACM Lifting Lives Honor for the second consecutive year.  This year’s recognition will be given to an individual for his or her outstanding support in the music community.

CHRISSY METZ TO PERFORM WITH LAUREN ALAINA, MICKEY GUYTON, MADDIE & TAE AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD AT THE “54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”

ENCINO, CA (April 5, 2019) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today that Chrissy Metz, star of the upcoming movie BREAKTHROUGH being released by 20th Century Fox this Easter, will make her live television performance debut at the “54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™,” and be joined on stage by Lauren AlainaMickey Guyton, Maddie & Tae and Carrie Underwood for a must-see collaboration. The artists, who are each featured on the film’s soundtrack will perform a special rendition of the song “I’m Standing With You,” while spotlighting ACM Lifting Lives®, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.

DEANA CARTER, MORGAN EVANS AND GONE WEST FEATURING COLBIE CAILLAT ADDED TO PERFORMANCE LINEUP FOR ACM LIFTING LIVES® PRESENTS: BORDERLINE STRONG

ACM Lifting Lives® and Borderline Bar & Grill are teaming up to present a night of special music performances at ACM Lifting Lives Presents: Borderline Strong, an evening dedicated to Help, Hope and Healing, on Monday, February 11 in Thousand Oaks, California. In acknowledgement of the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill which killed 12 people and injured many more in Thousand Oaks, the country music community, families of previous gun violence and the Hollywood entertainment community are uniting to support victims and their families via the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Conejo Valley Victim’s Fund, which all net proceeds from the event will benefit.

TRACE ADKINS, JIMMIE ALLEN, CHARLES ESTEN, CASSADEE POPE, TYLER RICH AND RUNAWAY JUNE TO PERFORM AT ACM LIFTING LIVES® PRESENTS: BORDERLINE STRONG

Encino, CA (January 23, 2019) – ACM Lifting Lives® and Borderline Bar & Grill are teaming up to present a night of special music performances at ACM Lifting Lives Presents: Borderline Strong, an evening dedicated to Help, Hope and Healing, on Monday, February 11 in Thousand Oaks, California. Hosted by Charles Esten, the one-night-only concert will feature Trace Adkins, Jimmie Allen, Charles Esten, Cassadee Pope, Tyler Rich, Runaway June and more to be announced at the Fred Kavli Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Center. In acknowledgement of the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill which killed 12 people and injured many more in Thousand Oaks, the country music community, families of previous gun violence and the Hollywood entertainment community are uniting to support victims and their families via the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Conejo Valley Victim’s Fund, which all net proceeds from the event will benefit.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2018 FALL GRANT CYCLE RECIPIENTS

ENCINO, CA (January 10, 2019) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced its 2018 fall grant cycle beneficiaries today with grants totaling more than $270,000 for a selection of organizations including Arts Wisconsin, Barefoot Republic, Inc., Camp Sunshine Inc., Carnegie Mellon University, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, COPD Foundation, Country Music Hall of Fame, Follow Your Heart Arts Program, Foundations of Music, Glenvar High School, High Hopes Development Center, Los Angeles Music and Art School (LAMusArt), Maryville University’s Kids Rock Cancer, Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, Music for Seniors, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Notes for Notes, Oliver Middle School Drama, Porter’s Call, Project C.A.M.P. Inc., Shell Lake Arts Center, Songs for Sound, Anna’s Place NOLA/St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families, The Onsite Foundation: Possibilities, The Tapping Individual Potential Program of The Community Foundation of Tennessee, United Sound, Inc., Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Vega Productions Inc., VH1 Save The Music Houston, W.O. Smith/Nashville Community Music School, Wartburg and Westside Children’s Center. Partnerships with artists and generous giving from fans and the Nashville community enable ACM Lifting Lives to provide funding to organizations that share the same mission, and strive to improve lives through the power of music.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LYNDSAY CRUZ

Encino, CA (December 13, 2018) – The ACM Lifting Lives® Board of Directors and its Search Committee has completed the search in filling the ACM Lifting Lives Executive Director role, announcing today that Lyndsay Cruz will join the organization beginning January 2, 2019. This position is based out of the Academy of Country Music headquarters in Encino, CA and reports to ACM Lifting Lives President and Academy of Country Music CEO, Pete Fisher.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® REVEALS 3-PRONGED HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN

Encino, CA (November 21, 2018) – To kick off the giving season, the Academy of Country Music® is revealing it’s first-ever holiday campaign, with three ways fans can get geared up for Country Music’s Party of the Year®, including a Giving Tuesday charitable sweepstakes, a gift-with-purchase offer that any country music fan would love to receive, and an opportunity to support ACM Lifting Lives® when shopping on Amazon.com.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES NEW 2018-2019 OFFICERS AND 2018 CONTRIBUTION TO ACM LIFTING LIVES®

Encino, CA (September 27, 2018) – The Academy of Country Music® is announcing its newly elected officers for the 2018-2019 term and a total $800,000 contribution to ACM Lifting Lives® in 2018. Academy of Country Music contributions serve ACM Lifting Lives® ongoing mission to improve lives through the power of music and to fund the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Past philanthropic works have ranged from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life – and much, much more. Newly elected officers of the board become effective in November.