ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC ANNOUNCES 2013 CONTRIBUTION
TO ACM LIFTING LIVES
ON BEHALF OF ARTISTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN
“ACM PRESENTS: TIM McGRAW’S SUPERSTAR SUIMMER NIGHT” SPECIAL
Encino, CA (August 26, 2013) – The Academy of Country Music recently announced a $700,000 contribution to ACM Lifting Lives, made on behalf of the artists who participated in the taping of “ACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night” in Las Vegas in April. Ticket proceeds from the taping went to ACM Lifting Lives®.
Tim McGraw along with special performers Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, John Fogerty, Brantley Gilbert, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Nelly, Ne-Yo, Pitbull, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perryall participated in the taping, with more than 11 million viewers tuning in to the special on CBS.
“ACM Lifting Lives has done so much in the past several years with the monies raised from ACM specials, from music therapy in hospitals to tornado relief in Oklahoma,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “The Academy is proud to support the good work of the organization.”
PHOTO 1 (L-R): Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, and Taylor Swift performing in “ACM Presents: Tim McGraw’s Superstar Summer Night”
PHOTO 2 (L-R): ACM Treasurer Duane Clark, ACM Lifting Lives Chairman Bruce Bowman, ACM Chairman of the Board Ken Robold, outgoing ACM Chairman of the Board Butch Waugh, ACM President Darin Murphy, ACM Parliamentarian Paul Moore
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.
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