FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ROSS COPPERMAN, BRANDON LAY, KIP MOORE,
CRAIG MORGAN, JON NITE, CASSADEE POPE AND HILLARY SCOTT
TO PARTICIPATE IN
9th ANNUAL ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP
JUNE 13-20, 2018 IN NASHVILLE, TN
ENCINO, CA (June 11, 2018) – ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will partner again for the 9th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, June 13-June 20, 2018, in Nashville, TN. Country music artists Danielle Bradbery, Brandon Lay, Kip Moore, Cassadee Pope, Hillary Scott, and Songwriters Ross Copperman and Jon Nite have graciously agreed to volunteer their time with the campers at various points throughout the week. The finale will take place Tuesday, June 19, 2018 on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry as ACM Lifting Lives Music campers offer a live performance with country music artist and Opry member Craig Morgan.
The 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.
Campers will participate in a songwriting workshop and recording session, along with other music-oriented activities, culminating in a live performance on the world-famous Grand Ole Opry.
Throughout the week, campers gain invaluable experience through visits from top-tier country music veterans. Prior camps have featured artist visits from Lauren Alaina, Gary Allan, Kelsea Ballerini, The Band Perry, Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Lee Brice, Kix Brooks, Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Hunter Hayes, JT Hodges, Julianne Hough, Casey James, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Little Big Town, Love and Theft, Scotty McCreery, Lance Miller, Eddie Montgomery, Maddie & Tae, Maren Morris, David Lee Murphy, Jerrod Niemann, Jake Owen, Eric Paslay, LeAnn Rimes, RaeLynn, Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, The Swon Brothers, Carrie Underwood, Paul Worley, Wynonna, Chris Young and more. This year’s schedule includes:
Thursday, June 14 9:15am-11:30am
with Ross Copperman, Kip
and Jon Nite
6:00pm-7:00pm Dinner and Karaoke at Winner’s Bar & Grill with artist
Friday, June 15
12:45pm-2:00pm Seacrest Studios Visit
with Cassadee Pope
5:15pm-6:15pm Meet & Greet with Danielle Bradbery at Wildhorse Saloon
Recording Studio Day
with artist Hillary
Ross Copperman at Belmont University’s Ocean Way
Tuesday, June 19 9:00pm LIVE performance with Craig Morgan at the Grand Ole Opry
To learn more about ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp or to receive notifications about admission for 2019, please visit http://bit.ly/1EQ6li6.
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. Generous donations and the support of artists and fans ensure 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.
About Williams syndrome
Williams syndrome is a rare genetic condition (estimated to occur in 1/7,500 births) that causes medical and developmental problems. It is associated with an unusual pattern of strengths and weaknesses in linguistic and cognitive profiles, as well as intellectual disability.
About the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center
The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center has been opening doors and transforming the lives of children and adults with disabilities through innovative research, services, and training for over 50 years. Its mission is to facilitate discoveries and best practices that make positive differences in the lives of persons with developmental disabilities and their families.
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Academy of Country Music
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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center