SUPERSTAR ARTIST PARTICIPATION DRIVES SUCCESS OF ACM EVENTS RESULTING IN RECORD $1.5 MILLION DONATION TO ACM LIFTING LIVES®

Encino, CA (December 15, 2016) – Superstar country artists played a key role in the success of the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards™, ACM Honors and other ACM events in 2016, resulting in a stellar year for the Academy – including reaching 11.7 million viewers with special country music moments during primetime in September alone -- and the highest-ever annual donation to ACM Lifting Lives - $1.5 million.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2016 FALL GRANT CYCLE RECIPIENTS

ENCINO, CA (December 12, 2016) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced its 2016 fall grant cycle beneficiaries today with grants totaling more than $230,000 for a selection of organizations including Alive Hospice, Barefoot Republic, Inc., CreatiVets, Kesem, Legacy Music, Musicians on Call, Nashville Rescue Mission, Notes for Notes, Operation Song, Peggy R. McConnell Worthington Center for the Arts, Porter’s Call, Possibilities, Inc, Project C.A.M.P. Inc "The Center for Courageous Kids, Songs For Sound, The Quest Ce

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES LAST CLUB SHOW OF 2016

Encino, CA (November 17, 2016) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that Jon Pardi has been added to the string of nationwide ACM Lifting Lives Club Shows. Participating clubs have agreed to donate a portion of each ticket sold to ACM Lifting Lives, and the money raised will go to help fund organizations that are improving lives through the power of music. Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio will host Pardi for this club benefit show on December 31, 2016, with guests Midland opening the show. Tickets are avail

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL 2016 CLUB SHOW

Encino, CA (September 22, 2016) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that Montgomery Gentry has been added to the string of nationwide ACM Lifting Lives Club Shows. Participating clubs have agreed to donate a portion of each ticket sold to ACM Lifting Lives, and the money raised will go to help fund organizations that are improving lives through the power of music. Stoney’s Rockin’ Country in Las Vegas will host Montgomery Gentry for this club benefit show on November 4, 2016. Tickets are available at http:

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2016 GRANT CYCLE

ENCINO, CA (September 1, 2016) – ACM Lifting Lives® today announced a call for submissions for the 2016 Grant Cycle. ACM Lifting Lives, the Academy of Country Music’s philanthropic arm, is dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through grant cycles, ACM Lifting Lives is able to provide funding to programs that promote education and healing with a musical connection.

RASCAL FLATTS PERFORMS ALONGSIDE ACM® LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMPERS IN CAMP FINALE AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY

Encino, CA (June 29, 2016) – ACM® Lifting Lives® Music Camp was in session throughout the past week in Nashville, Tenn. with campers from around the country participating in activities and excursions around Music City, culminating last night in a touching performance at the Grand Ole Opry with Rascal Flatts, singing their original song “Happy Together,” which they wrote just days ago with Eric Paslay and Ross Copperman.

CARRIE UNDERWOOD AND PRODUCER ROSS COPPERMAN BRING MUSIC TO LIFE IN STUDIO DURING ACM® LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMP 2016

Encino, CA (June 28, 2016) – ACM® Lifting Lives® Music Camp is in session this week in Nashville, Tenn. with campers from around the country participating in a week of activities and excursions around Music City. The residential camp has the dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome while providing music enrichment through performance and education.

RAELYNN AND MONTGOMERY GENTRY VISIT ACM® LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMP 2016

Encino, CA (June 27, 2016) – ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp is in session in Nashville, Tenn. with campers from around the country participating in a week of activities and excursions around Music City. The residential camp has the dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome while providing music enrichment through performance and education.

ACM® LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMP 2016 KICK OFF SONGWRITERS WORKSHOP WITH ROSS COPPERMAN AND ERIC PASLAY AND WILDHORSE SALOON MEET

Encino, CA (June 24, 2016) – ACM® Lifting Lives® Music Camp is in session this week in Nashville, Tenn. with campers from around the country participating in a week of activities and excursions around Music City. The residential camp has the dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome while providing music enrichment through performance and education.

MONTGOMERY GENTRY ADDED TO 7th ANNUAL ACM LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMP JUNE 22-JUNE 29, 2016 IN NASHVILLE, TN

WHAT: 7th Annual ACM® Lifting Lives® Music Camp, a week-long residential program open to campers nationwide, talented in music, with Williams syndrome. The Camp 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, enabling the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities to advance its mission of improving the lives of individuals with Williams syndrome and their families

MAREN MORRIS, ERIC PASLAY, RAELYNN, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, MADDIE & TAE, RASCAL FLATTS AND RENOWNED PRODUCER ROSS COPPERMAN TO PARTIC

ENCINO, CA (June 6, 2016) – ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will partner again for the 7th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, June 22-June 29, 2016, in Nashville, TN. Country music artists Maren Morris, Eric Paslay, RaeLynn, Carrie Underwood, Maddie & Tae and songwriter/producer Ross Copperman have graciously agreed to volunteer their time with the campers at various points throughout the week – and Rascal Flatts will perform with ACM Lifti

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL 2016 CLUB SHOW CHRIS YOUNG WITH SPECIAL GUEST CASSADEE POPE

Encino, CA (May 26, 2016) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that ACM nominated artist and producer Chris Young, along with special guest Cassadee Pope have been added to the string of nationwide ACM Lifting Lives Club Shows. Participating clubs have agreed to donate a portion of each ticket sold to ACM Lifting Lives, and the money raised will go to help fund organizations that are improving lives through the power of music. Young and Pope, who have also extended tour dates throughout the fall, recently t

ACM LIFTING LIVES® PARTNERS WITH COPD FOUNDATION & SPOKESPERSON CHRIS JANSON TO LAUNCH HARMONICAS FOR HEALTH

Encino, CA (March 25, 2016) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today a new partnership with the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) Foundation to start a pilot program called Harmonicas for Health. This program is part of the COPD Foundation’s Pulmonary Education Program (PEP) and works to encourage COPD patients to exercise their lungs and improve their lives through the power of music.

DARIUS RUCKER TO HOST THE 2016 ACM LIFTING LIVES® GOLF CLASSIC

ENCINO, CA (March 15, 2016) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today that platinum-selling singer-songwriter Darius Rucker will return to host the ACM Lifting Lives® Golf Classic for the fifth consecutive year at TPC Las Vegas on Saturday, April 2, 2016. Presented by G. Debbas Chocolatier and Cocoa Crate, the “scramble” style golf tournament was created out of the need for a charitable event to connect fans, sponsors and donors with industry insiders and artists. Proceeds from the tournament benefit

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2016 CLUB SHOWS

Encino, CA (March 3, 2016) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today remaining dates as part of the string of nationwide ACM Lifting Lives Club Shows. Participating clubs have agreed to donate a portion of each ticket sold to ACM Lifting Lives, and the money raised will go to help fund organizations that are improving lives through the power of music. Tickets may be purchased directly from the venues listed below.

ACM LIFTING LIVES ANNOUNCES 2015 FALL GRANT CYCLE RECIPIENTS

ENCINO, CA (December 10, 2015) – ACM Lifting Lives announced its 2015 fall grant cycle beneficiaries today with grants totaling more than $180,000 for a selection of organizations including Alive Hospice, Abe’s Garden Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Center of Excellence, The Center for Courageous Kids, CreatiVets, Middle Tennessee State University Foundation, Musicians on Call, Notes for Notes, Porter’s Call, W.O. Smith Music School, The Quest Center for Art & Community Development and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

ACADEMY MAKES RECORD DONATION OF $1 MILLION DONATION TO ACM LIFTING LIVES

Encino, CA (November 24, 2015) – Superstar country artists played a key role in the success of the record setting 50th anniversary of the Academy of Country Music Awards held in April. The Awards telecast and ACM Presents: Superstar Duets in May, both on CBS, reached a massive 22.4 MILLION viewers, combined. The ACM Awards delivered its largest viewing audience since 1998 and set a Guinness World Record™ for the most attended live Awards telecast in history, with more than 70,252 in the live audience at A