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Tweet: January's @ACMawards Lifting Lives’ My Cause is @saraevansmusic & @AlabamaForever! http://bit.ly/ACMMyCause

Encino, CA (January 7, 2013) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that the January “My Cause” web feature will spotlightmulti-platinum-selling RCA Nashville recording artist Sara Evans and the charity organization, Alabama Forever.  The web feature drives awareness of artist-supported charitable organizations and supports fundraising efforts for those philanthropies. Evans, who has enjoyed a prolific recording career with nearly 6 million records sold and 5 #1 country singles, is scheduled to release her highly anticipated seventh studio album Slow Me Down, on March 4, 2014.

My Cause is a way for ACM Lifting Lives to tangibly demonstrate the Academy’s support of country music artists.  Many people have been helped by these fantastic charities, and ACM Lifting Lives bolsters that support by increasing awareness and funding for these very deserving causes.  Over the past two years, ACM Lifting Lives has donated more than $190,000 to artists’ favorite charities through this program, and will again make a donation in addition to driving fan awareness.

This month, “My Cause: Alabama Forever” highlights an organization that was founded in response to the April 27th, 2011 tornadoes that ravaged the state of Alabama.  What was founded as a response to the storms, Alabama Forever goes far beyond disaster relief.  Their core purpose is to help Alabama communities in need by offering viable resolutions to maintain the best possible life for the citizens of Alabama for generations to come. 

Click here to watch the January “My Cause” video and donate to this cause.

About Sara Evans

RCA Nashville vocalilst Sara Evans seventh studio album Slow Me Down is co-produced with Mark Bright ,who Evans last worked with on her Platinum-selling #1 Country album Real Fine Place (2005). Slow Me Down sees Evans collaborating on three tracks “Better Off” with Country legend Vince Gill, “Can’t Stop Loving You” a duet with Isaac Slade of The Fray and a cover of Gavin DeGraw’s “Not Over You,” which features Gavin singing harmonies. Since emerging in the late 1990s, Sara Evans has had five #1 songs, four others appearing in the Top 10, two #1 Billboard Country Albums, five appearing on Billboard’s Top 200 all-genre chart and four consecutive RIAA certified Gold, Platinum or Multi-Platinum albums. She’s received awards from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music, Billboard Music Award and has garnered nominations for Grammy Awards (2), American Country Awards (10) and CMT Music Awards (5). Sara won the hearts of America as the first country artist to compete in ABC’s Dancing with the Stars and was also chosen as one of People Magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People.”

About ACM Lifting Lives

ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.  Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything 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. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org