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Encino, CA (March 12, 2013) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that the March “My Cause” web feature will spotlight Thompson Square and the charity organization, ChildFund International.  The web feature drives awareness of artist-supported charitable organizations and supports fundraising efforts for those philanthropies.

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 $45,000.00 to artists’ favorite charities through this program, and will again make donations in addition to driving fan awareness.

This month, “My Cause: ChildFund International” highlights a foundation that serves as a global child development and protection agency for more than 17.8 million children and family members in 31 countries.  The organization has helped the world’s deprived, excluded and vulnerable children survive and thrive to reach their full potential and become leaders of enduring change.  The husband and wife duo are encouraging people to join the cause by offering fans who sponsor a child through ChildFund’s website between now and March 23rd two free backstage meet and greet passes. To participate fans can use the link available with the video to sign up to sponsor a child and send an email with their confirmation to [email protected] with the subject line “concert date, concert city, your name, your phone number.” 

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

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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.  Each year, ACM Lifting Lives provides grants to music therapy and music education programs.  Other giving includes serving members of the country music community who face unexpected medical or financial hardship through the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund and partnering with artists to improve lives through music. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

About Thompson Square

Stoney Creek Records' Thompson Square has earned over 25 awards show nominations – including 2 GRAMMY noms – and made music history when it was lauded as both the 2012 ACM and CMA for “Vocal Duo of the Year.” 

Husband/wife Keifer & Shawna Thompson's chart-topping hit “Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not” is nearing Double Platinum sales status, was the #1 Digital Soundscan Single for 5 weeks straight, the #1 Country Ringtone for 12 consecutive weeks and was iTunes 2011 Country Song of the Year.  Thompson Square’s whirlwind 2011-2012 saw them on national tours supporting Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum as well as gracing the stages of The Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Conan, Fox & Friends, FOX’s All American Concert Series, the 45th Annual CMA Awards and CMT’s Artists of the Yearspecial. Thompson Square ended 2011 as Billboard’s #1 New Country Artist (digital sales) and the #6 New Artist across all genres.  Follow-up hits include the award winning, “I Got You,” (#6) and the critically-acclaimed, “Glass” (#15).  The current 2013 ACM “Vocal Duo of the Year” nominee’s latest smash from its forthcoming sophomore album, “If I Didn’t Have You,” marked Thompson Square’s highest first-week sales of its career. 

Thompson Square’s highly anticipated sophomore album, Just Feels Good, will be in stores on March 26.  The duo is currently touring with Luke Bryan on his Dirt Road Diaries Tour through October 2013.  For more information, tour dates and all “T2 goins on” visit: http://www.thompsonsquare.com