Encino, CA (June 17, 2019) – The 10th Annual 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 th

Encino, CA (June 17, 2019) – The 10th Annual 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.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMP 2019 KICKS OFF WITH SONGWRITERS WORKSHOP WITH ROSS COPPERMAN, LADY ANTEBELLUM & JOY WILLIAMS, AND KARAOKE WITH FRANKIE BALLARD

Encino, CA (June 14, 2019) – The 10th Annual 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.

CAYLEE HAMMACK, HUNTER HAYES AND CHRIS YOUNG ADDED TO PARTICIPATE IN 10th ANNUAL ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP JUNE 12-19, 2019 IN NASHVILLE, TN

10th Annual ACM Lifting Lives® Music 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.

ROSS COPPERMAN, JESSIE JAMES DECKER, LADY ANTEBELLUM, MICHAEL RAY, TENILLE TOWNES AND JOY WILLIAMS TO PARTICIPATE IN 10th ANNUAL ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP JUNE 12-19, 2019 IN NASHVILLE, TN

ENCINO, CA (June 3, 2019) – ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will partner again for the 10th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, June 12-June 19, 2019, in Nashville, TN. Country music artists Jessie James Decker, Lady Antebellum, Tenille Townes, producer/songwriter Ross Copperman and singer/songwriter Joy Williams have graciously agreed to volunteer their time with the campers at various points throughout the week. The finale will take place Tuesday, June 18, 2019 on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry as ACM Lifting Lives Music campers offer a live performance with country music artist Michael Ray.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® PARTNERS WITH AFLAC AND CARLY PEARCE TO PRESENT AFLAC ACM LIFTING LIVES HONOR FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR


ENCINO, CA (April 5, 2019) – The Academy of Country Music® announced a return of the partnership between Aflac, the leader in supplemental insurance sales at the worksite in the U.S. and exclusive insurance partner of the ACM Awards®, and ACM Lifting Lives®, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music, to present the Aflac ACM Lifting Lives Honor for the second consecutive year.  This year’s recognition will be given to an individual for his or her outstanding support in the music community.

CHRISSY METZ TO PERFORM WITH LAUREN ALAINA, MICKEY GUYTON, MADDIE & TAE AND CARRIE UNDERWOOD AT THE “54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”

ENCINO, CA (April 5, 2019) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today that Chrissy Metz, star of the upcoming movie BREAKTHROUGH being released by 20th Century Fox this Easter, will make her live television performance debut at the “54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™,” and be joined on stage by Lauren AlainaMickey Guyton, Maddie & Tae and Carrie Underwood for a must-see collaboration. The artists, who are each featured on the film’s soundtrack will perform a special rendition of the song “I’m Standing With You,” while spotlighting ACM Lifting Lives®, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ADDS CODY ALAN, CLINT BLACK, HALEY & MICHAELS, HIGH VALLEY, HOME FREE, LUKE LAIRD, LITTLE BIG TOWN, THOMAS RHETT AND MARLEY SHERWOOD TO 7TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® LINEUP

The 7th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®, taking place on Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7, 2019 in Las Vegas, will consist of fan events and private parties leading up to and immediately following the 54th Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. The Academy-hosted marquee events slated for this year’s Party for a Cause include ACM Stories, Songs & Stars, ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off, ACM Decades and the ACM Awards Official After Party presented by Security Benefit. Each event will feature performances by country music’s biggest names and hottest new talent.

LUKE COMBS, LANCO AND ASHLEY McBRYDE ANNOUNCED AS NEW ARTIST WINNERS FOR THE “54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”

ENCINO, CA (March 25, 2019) – The Academy of Country Music® revealed the winners of the new artist categories for the 54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. Luke Combs, LANCO and Ashley McBryde have been named New Male Artist of the Year, New Group of the Year and New Female Artist of the Year, respectively. The winners each received a surprise phone call from 14-time ACM Award® winner, two-time ACM Entertainer of the Year and current ACM Award nominee Carrie Underwood, who won the 2005 New Female Vocalist category at the 2006 ACM Awards.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL PERFORMERS FOR 7TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE®

ENCINO, CA (March 8, 2019) – The Academy of Country Music® announced more than a dozen of country music’s biggest stars and hottest new talents have been added to the 7th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® performance lineup, including Jimmie AllenCarlton AndersonBig KennyJordan DavisBrantley GilbertAshley GorleyAdam HambrickCaylee HammackTracy LawrenceScotty McCreeryChase McGillAJ McLeanJamie O’NealJosh Osborne, Carly Pearce and Cassadee Pope. Additionally, it was announced that Shawn Parr and Big Kenny will host the ACM Awards Official After Party presented by Security Benefit. This year’s ACM Party for a Cause will take place as part of “The Week Vegas Goes Country” on Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7, 2019 in Las Vegas.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2019 CLUB SHOWS

Encino, CA (March 7, 2019) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today Clare Dunn and Jackson Michelson will be part of this year’s nationwide ACM Lifting Lives Club Shows. Stoney’s Rockin’ Country in Las Vegas has agreed to donate a portion of each ticket sold from both shows to ACM Lifting Lives, and the money raised will go to help fund organizations that are improving lives through the power of music.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES FAN PACKAGES FOR THE “54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”

Encino, CA (February 28, 2019) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the availability of Ultimate ACM Awards® VIP Experience and the Ultimate ACM Awards VIP Travel Package for the 54th ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year® live from Las Vegas on Sunday April 7, 2019, available from CID Entertainment. In addition, the Academy is offering fan ticket packages for the ACM Party for a Cause® events leading up to the Awards.

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR THE “54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”

ENCINO, CA (February 20, 2019) – The Academy of Country Music announced today the nominees for the 54TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, honoring country music’s superstars and hottest emerging talent. Iconic entertainer and sixteen-time ACM Award® winner Reba McEntire will return to host LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® REVEALS MARQUEE EVENTS FOR 7TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE®

ENCINO, CA (February 13, 2019) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today the marquee events slated for the 7th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®, which is set to take place at select venues across the Las Vegas Strip on April 5-7, 2019. Back by popular demand, ACM Stories, Songs & Stars, ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off and the ACM Awards Official After Party presented by Security Benefit will return as marquee events for ACM Party for a Cause. Additionally, new to the jam-packed line-up on Saturday night is ACM Decades.

DEANA CARTER, MORGAN EVANS AND GONE WEST FEATURING COLBIE CAILLAT ADDED TO PERFORMANCE LINEUP FOR ACM LIFTING LIVES® PRESENTS: BORDERLINE STRONG

ACM Lifting Lives® and Borderline Bar & Grill are teaming up to present a night of special music performances at ACM Lifting Lives Presents: Borderline Strong, an evening dedicated to Help, Hope and Healing, on Monday, February 11 in Thousand Oaks, California. In acknowledgement of the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill which killed 12 people and injured many more in Thousand Oaks, the country music community, families of previous gun violence and the Hollywood entertainment community are uniting to support victims and their families via the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Conejo Valley Victim’s Fund, which all net proceeds from the event will benefit.

TRACE ADKINS, JIMMIE ALLEN, CHARLES ESTEN, CASSADEE POPE, TYLER RICH AND RUNAWAY JUNE TO PERFORM AT ACM LIFTING LIVES® PRESENTS: BORDERLINE STRONG

Encino, CA (January 23, 2019) – ACM Lifting Lives® and Borderline Bar & Grill are teaming up to present a night of special music performances at ACM Lifting Lives Presents: Borderline Strong, an evening dedicated to Help, Hope and Healing, on Monday, February 11 in Thousand Oaks, California. Hosted by Charles Esten, the one-night-only concert will feature Trace Adkins, Jimmie Allen, Charles Esten, Cassadee Pope, Tyler Rich, Runaway June and more to be announced at the Fred Kavli Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Center. In acknowledgement of the shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill which killed 12 people and injured many more in Thousand Oaks, the country music community, families of previous gun violence and the Hollywood entertainment community are uniting to support victims and their families via the Ventura County Community Foundation’s Conejo Valley Victim’s Fund, which all net proceeds from the event will benefit.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2018 FALL GRANT CYCLE RECIPIENTS

ENCINO, CA (January 10, 2019) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced its 2018 fall grant cycle beneficiaries today with grants totaling more than $270,000 for a selection of organizations including Arts Wisconsin, Barefoot Republic, Inc., Camp Sunshine Inc., Carnegie Mellon University, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, COPD Foundation, Country Music Hall of Fame, Follow Your Heart Arts Program, Foundations of Music, Glenvar High School, High Hopes Development Center, Los Angeles Music and Art School (LAMusArt), Maryville University’s Kids Rock Cancer, Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, Music for Seniors, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Notes for Notes, Oliver Middle School Drama, Porter’s Call, Project C.A.M.P. Inc., Shell Lake Arts Center, Songs for Sound, Anna’s Place NOLA/St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families, The Onsite Foundation: Possibilities, The Tapping Individual Potential Program of The Community Foundation of Tennessee, United Sound, Inc., Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Vega Productions Inc., VH1 Save The Music Houston, W.O. Smith/Nashville Community Music School, Wartburg and Westside Children’s Center. Partnerships with artists and generous giving from fans and the Nashville community enable ACM Lifting Lives to provide funding to organizations that share the same mission, and strive to improve lives through the power of music.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LYNDSAY CRUZ

Encino, CA (December 13, 2018) – The ACM Lifting Lives® Board of Directors and its Search Committee has completed the search in filling the ACM Lifting Lives Executive Director role, announcing today that Lyndsay Cruz will join the organization beginning January 2, 2019. This position is based out of the Academy of Country Music headquarters in Encino, CA and reports to ACM Lifting Lives President and Academy of Country Music CEO, Pete Fisher.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® REVEALS 3-PRONGED HOLIDAY CAMPAIGN

Encino, CA (November 21, 2018) – To kick off the giving season, the Academy of Country Music® is revealing it’s first-ever holiday campaign, with three ways fans can get geared up for Country Music’s Party of the Year®, including a Giving Tuesday charitable sweepstakes, a gift-with-purchase offer that any country music fan would love to receive, and an opportunity to support ACM Lifting Lives® when shopping on Amazon.com.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES NEW 2018-2019 OFFICERS AND 2018 CONTRIBUTION TO ACM LIFTING LIVES®

Encino, CA (September 27, 2018) – The Academy of Country Music® is announcing its newly elected officers for the 2018-2019 term and a total $800,000 contribution to ACM Lifting Lives® in 2018. Academy of Country Music contributions serve ACM Lifting Lives® ongoing mission to improve lives through the power of music and to fund the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Past philanthropic works have ranged 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 – and much, much more. Newly elected officers of the board become effective in November.