THE BAND PERRY TO MAKE A SPECIAL CAN’T-MISS APPEARANCE AT ACM LIFTING LIVES® BENEFIT GALA

THE BAND PERRY TO MAKE A SPECIAL CAN’T-MISS APPEARANCE AT ACM LIFTING LIVES® BENEFIT GALA

THE BAND PERRY TO MAKE A SPECIAL CAN’T-MISS APPEARANCE AT ACM LIFTING LIVES® BENEFIT GALA

PRESENTED BY MATTRESS FIRM

IN DALLAS, TEXAS ON APRIL 17, 2015

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TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW, PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT ACM LIFTING LIVES,

CHILDREN’S HEALTH OF DALLAS AND COOK CHILDREN’S OF FORT WORTH

ENCINO, CA (March 17, 2015) –ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that reigning ACM Vocal Group of the Year winners and current nominee The Band Perry will be taking part in the ACM Lifting Lives Gala presented by Mattress Firm on Friday, April 17 at the Omni Dallas Hotel in Dallas, TX. The Band Perry with special surprise guests will make an appearance at the gala for an extraordinary moment that cannot be missed!

Also announced, Emmy® Award-winning television personality, Montel Williams, will co-host the gala. He joins previously announced hosts country music luminaries Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood. Emmy-award winning journalist and co-host of Entertainment Tonight, Nancy O’Dell, will co-host with Montel.

Previously announced performers include Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban, Hunter Hayes and Little Big Town.The inaugural gala will kick off with a cocktail reception, followed by a dinner, live auction and a stellar line-up of performances by country music’s most celebrated artists.

Proceeds from the gala will benefit ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music, and Garth Brooks’ charity, Teammates for Kids – specifically the Child Life Zones in Children’s Health of Dallas and Cook Children’s of Fort Worth.

Tickets for the ACM Lifting Lives Gala are available NOW at ticketing.acmcountry.com. For more information on the gala, including ticket inquiries and sponsorship opportunities, please contact ACM Lifting Lives at gala@acmcountry.com. The gala presented by Mattress Firm is produced by ACM Lifting Lives and Encore Live (www.EncoreLive.com), an event production company based in Fort Worth, Texas.

The gala is among the highly-anticipated events held during the ACM Awards week culminating with the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. The ceremony, co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, will broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/8:00 PM on the CBS Television Network.

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.

About Mattress Firm

With more than 1,700 company-operated and franchised stores across 36 states, Mattress Firm (NASDAQ:MFRM) has the largest geographic footprint in the United States among multi-brand mattress retailers. Founded in 1986, Houston-based Mattress Firm is the nation’s leading bedding retailer with more than $1.2 billion in sales for 2013. The company offers a broad selection of both traditional and specialty mattresses, bedding accessories and other related products from leading manufacturers, including Sealy, Tempur-Pedic, Serta, Simmons, Stearns & Foster, Hampton & Rhodes and Atmos. Mattress Firm guarantees price, comfort and service with the ultimate goal of ensuring customers Save Money. Sleep Happy.

Mattress Firm was named Furniture Today’s “Top Bedding Retailer” in 2013 and a “Top Workplace” by the Houston Chronicle in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

More information is available at mattressfirm.com, or on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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