ROSS COPPERMAN, TENILLE TOWNES, CHRIS YOUNG AND JOY WILLIAMS BRING MUSIC TO LIFE IN STUDIO DURING 2019 ACM LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMP

ROSS COPPERMAN, TENILLE TOWNES, CHRIS YOUNG AND JOY WILLIAMS  BRING MUSIC TO LIFE IN STUDIO DURING 2019 ACM LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMP

ROSS COPPERMAN, TENILLE TOWNES, CHRIS YOUNG AND JOY WILLIAMS
BRING MUSIC TO LIFE IN STUDIO DURING 2019 ACM LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMP

MICHAEL RAY PERFORMS WITH CAMPERS IN MUSIC CAMP FINALE
AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY®



Encino, CA (June 19, 2019) – The 10th 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 artists Tenille Townes, Chris Young, producer/songwriter Ross Copperman and singer/songwriter Joy Williams. While the campers prepared backstage at the Grand Ole Opry, special guest Morgan Evans surprised the campers prior to their huge grand finale performance with Michael Ray at the Grand Ole Opry®.

On Monday, Tenille Townes and Chris Young visited the campers during a recording session at Belmont University’s Ocean Way Nashville Studios, where the campers did a Q&A with Townes and Young and recorded their original song, “The Way You Love,” with renowned songwriter/producer Ross Copperman and singer/songwriter Joy Williams.

On Tuesday, ACM Lifting Lives® Music Camp concluded with a final touching performance at the Grand Ole Opry with Michael Ray, who joined the campers to sing their original song “The Way You Love,” which the campers wrote just days ago with Ross Copperman, Lady Antebellum and Joy Williams.

The residential camp has the dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome while providing the campers with music enrichment through performance and education. In addition to the songwriting session that kicked off Camp last week, campers enjoyed a fun-filled karaoke night at Winner’s Bar & Grill with Frankie Ballard, a trip to the Seacrest Studios with Caylee Hammack, a meet and greet at Wildhorse Saloon with Hunter Hayes, and a visit and performance by Jessie James Decker at The Bluebird Cafe.

The camp is a partnership between ACM Lifting Lives and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

Photo #1: Chris Young; Crystal Dishmon, ShopKeeper Management and ACM Board Member; Paul Barnabee, FBMM Entertainment Business Management & ACM Lifting Lives Vice Chairman; Joy Williams, singer/songwriter; Tenille Townes; Ross Copperman, ACM Award winning songwriter/producer and ACM Lifting Lives Board Member; Lyndsay Cruz, ACM Lifting Lives Executive Director; Stuart Dill, SVP Office of Engagement/Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Terry Wyatt/Courtesy of ACM Lifting Lives

Photo #2 L-R: Sally Williams; Grand Ole Opry General Manager; Paul Barnabee, FBMM Entertainment Business Management & ACM Lifting Lives Vice Chairman; Lyndsay Cruz, ACM Lifting Lives Executive Director; Michael Ray; Tommy Moore, Academy of Country Music and ACM Lifting Lives Secretary; Tree Paine, ACM Lifting Lives Chairman; Duane Clark, Academy of Country Music Chairman
Photo Credit: 2019 Grand Ole Opry, photos by Rachael Black

Photo #3 L-R: Buffy Cooper, Manager, Morris Higham Management; Ebie McFarland, Essential Broadcast Media and ACM Lifting Lives and ACM Board Member; Paul Barnabee, FBMM Entertainment Business Management & ACM Lifting Lives Vice Chairman; Stuart Dill, SVP Office of Engagement/Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Tree Paine, ACM Lifting Lives Chairman; Lyndsay Cruz, ACM Lifting Lives Executive Director; Michael Ray; Duane Clark, Academy of Country Music Chairman; Tommy Moore, Academy of Country Music and ACM Lifting Lives Secretary; Sally Williams; Grand Ole Opry General Manager;
Photo Credit: 2019 Grand Ole Opry, photos by Rachael Black

Photo #4: Morgan Evans with the ACM Lifting Lives Music Campers
Photo Credit: 2019 Grand Ole Opry, photos by Rachael Black


*High res photos available upon request

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.

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