ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2017 GRANT CYCLE

ENCINO, CA (September 6, 2017) – ACM Lifting Lives®, dedicated to improving lives through the power of music, today announced a call for submissions for the 2017 Grant Cycle. Through grant cycles, ACM Lifting Lives provides funding to programs that promote education and healing with a musical connection.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® RECEIVES $17K+ DONATION FROM STONEY’S ROCKIN’ COUNTRY PROCEEDS FROM 2017 ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® EVENTS IN LAS VEGAS

Encino, CA (July 12, 2017) – Representatives from Stoney’s Rockin’ Country recently stopped by the Academy of Country Music® office in Los Angeles with a surprise $17,819 contribution to ACM Lifting Lives® from the ACM Party for a Cause® events held in March and April in Las Vegas. Ticket proceeds from the Stoney’s Rockin’ Country events, including the ACM After Party for a Cause at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country and the ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party presented by Country Rebel at Stoney's Rockin’ Country, will serve ACM Lifting Lives ongoing mission to improve lives through the power of music. Past ACM Lifting Lives 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.

KELSEA BALLERINI AND PRODUCER ROSS COPPERMAN BRING MUSIC TO LIFE IN STUDIO DURING 2017 ACM LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMP CHRIS YOUNG PERFORMS WITH CAMPERS IN MUSIC CAMP FINALE AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY®

Encino, CA (June 28, 2017) – The 8th 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 Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, and a huge grand finale performance with Chris Young at the Grand Ole Opry®

ACM LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMP 2017 KICK OFF SONGWRITERS WORKSHOP WITH DIERKS BENTLEY AND ROSS COPPERMAN, SEACREST STUDIOS VISIT WITH BOBBY BONES AND KARAOKE WITH JERROD NIEMANN

The 8th 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® AND VANDERBILT KENNEDY CENTER 8th ANNUAL ACM LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMP JUNE 21-JUNE 28, 2017 IN NASHVILLE, TN

WHAT:        8th Annual ACM Lifting Lives® Music Camp, a week-long residential program open to campers nationwide, talented in music, with Williams syndrome. The Camp 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, enabling the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities to advance its mission of improving the lives of individuals with Williams syndrome and their families through research, training and service.

KELSEA BALLERINI, DIERKS BENTLEY, BOBBY BONES, SAVANNAH CHRISLEY, TODD CHRISLEY, JERROD NIEMANN, CHRIS YOUNG, AND RENOWNED PRODUCER ROSS COPPERMAN TO PARTICIPATE IN 8th ANNUAL ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP JUNE 21-28, 2017 IN NASHVILLE, TN

ENCINO, CA (June 6, 2017) – ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will partner again for the 8th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, June 21-June 28, 2017, in Nashville, TN. Country music artists Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley and Jerrod Niemann, Nationally Syndicated On-Air Personality Bobby Bones, USA Network’s Savannah Chrisley and Todd Chrisley, and songwriter/producer Ross Copperman have graciously agreed to volunteer their time with the campers at various points throughout the week. The finale will take place Tuesday, June 27, 2017 on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry as ACM Lifting Lives Music campers offer a live performance with country music artist Chris Young!

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2017 CLUB SHOWS: KANE BROWN AND CHASE BRYANT TO PARTICIPATE IN 2017 CLUB SHOWS TO RAISE MONEY FOR ACM LIFTING LIVES

Encino, CA (March 22, 2017) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that Kane Brown and Chase Bryant have been added to 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.

DIERKS BENTLEY, CAM, BRANDY CLARK, DEAN DILLON AND MORE ADDED TO LINEUP FOR ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE®: SONGWRITER SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY AIMP

WHO/WHAT:  On Friday, March 31, the Academy of Country Music® will host ACM Party for a Cause®: Songwriter Showcase presented by Association of Independent Music Publishers: Combustion Music, Creative Nation and SMACKSongs at The Pearl, Palms Casino Resort. The songwriters nominated this year, and participating in this showcase, range from the most commercially successful to the most critically acclaimed composers. Hosted by Storme Warren, the evening will celebrate country music’s most distinguished songwriters, and feature performances by Ross Copperman, Luke DickAshley GorleyMatthew Jenkins, Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, Josh Osborne with Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen of Old Dominion as well as special appearances by Dierks BentleyCam, Brandy Clark, Dean Dillon, and more.

ADDITIONAL TALENT ANNOUNCED TO PERFORM AT THE 5TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® EVENTS TAKING PLACE MARCH 30 – APRIL 2, 2017

ENCINO, CA (March 16, 2017) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today that Chase Bryant, Easton Corbin, and Josh Turner among others have been added to the musical lineup for the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®. They join an epic lineup of performers set to take the stages at events taking place at various venues across Las Vegas on March 30 – April 2, 2017, surrounding the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

CHARLES KELLEY OF LADY ANTEBELLUM TO HOST THE 2017 ACM LIFTING LIVES® GOLF CLASSIC ON SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017 AT TPC LAS VEGAS DURING “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”

ENCINO, CA (March 15, 2017) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today that for the first time Charles Kelley, of multi-platinum trio Lady Antebellum and eleven-time ACM Award winner, will host the ACM Lifting Lives® Golf Classic at TPC Las Vegas on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The “scramble” style golf tournament, being held for the sixth consecutive year at TPC Las Vegas, was initially created to meet the need for a charitable event to connect fans, sponsors and donors with industry insiders and artists. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the ACM Lifting Lives’ Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund, which provides immediate relief to those in need within the music industry.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS & SUPERSTAR ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®” 2017 INCLUDING 5TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® TAKING PLACE MARCH 30 – APRIL 2, 2017 SURROUNDING THE 52ND ACM AWARDS®

ENCINO, CA (February 9, 2017) – The Academy of Country Music® revealed today exciting details including the musical lineup, additional industry and fan events, as well as ticket on-sale dates and hotel codes for The Week Vegas Goes Country®, including the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® – along with the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® REVEALS PLANS FOR “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®” 2017 INCLUDING 5TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® FESTIVITIES

ENCINO, CA (January 27, 2017) – The Academy of Country Music announced today a return to the organization’s origins in developing The Week Vegas Goes Country® years ago, with an onslaught of events taking over Las Vegas – including a return and expansion of the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® -- in conjunction with the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

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

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES LAST CLUB SHOW OF 2016

Encino, CA (November 17, 2016) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that Jon Pardi has been added to 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. Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio will host Pardi for this club benefit show on December 31, 2016, with guests Midland opening the show. Tickets are avail

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL 2016 CLUB SHOW

Encino, CA (September 22, 2016) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that Montgomery Gentry has been added to 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. Stoney’s Rockin’ Country in Las Vegas will host Montgomery Gentry for this club benefit show on November 4, 2016. Tickets are available at http:

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2016 GRANT CYCLE

ENCINO, CA (September 1, 2016) – ACM Lifting Lives® today announced a call for submissions for the 2016 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.

RASCAL FLATTS PERFORMS ALONGSIDE ACM® LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMPERS IN CAMP FINALE AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY

Encino, CA (June 29, 2016) – ACM® Lifting Lives® Music Camp was in session throughout the past week in Nashville, Tenn. with campers from around the country participating in activities and excursions around Music City, culminating last night in a touching performance at the Grand Ole Opry with Rascal Flatts, singing their original song “Happy Together,” which they wrote just days ago with Eric Paslay and Ross Copperman.