ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® REVEALS MORE THAN 40 OF COUNTRY MUSIC’S MOST CELEBRATED ARTISTS TO PERFORM AT THE 6TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® IN LAS VEGAS

ENCINO, CA (February 20, 2018) – The Academy of Country Music® announced the full schedule of events and performances for the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® set to take place at select venues across the Las Vegas Strip on April 12-15, 2018. More than 40 of country music’s most celebrated artists as well as emerging talents have been revealed today as performers, including headlining artists Kelsea Ballerini, Lee Brice, Chris Lane, Kip Moore, Old DominionJon Pardi, Thomas Rhett, and Chase Rice.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® PRESENTS ACM STORIES, SONGS & STARS: A SONGWRITER’S EVENT BENEFITTING ACM LIFTING LIVES® LEE BRICE, ASHLEY GORLEY, SHANE MCANALLY, LORI MCKENNA & THOMAS RHETT ANNOUNCED AS PERFORMERS

ENCINO, CA (February 14, 2018) – The Academy of Country Music® will present a songwriter event, ACM Stories, Songs & Stars, on Friday, April 13, 2018 at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as part of the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®. Country music’s most distinguished songwriters and celebrated artists including Lee BriceAshley GorleyShane McAnallyLori McKenna, and Thomas Rhett have been revealed today as performers for the special event. Additional performers and attendees, including ACM Songwriter of the Year nominees, will be announced in the coming weeks. Portions of event proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives®, which works to lift lives through the power of music.

CHARLES KELLEY OF LADY ANTEBELLUM AND DARIUS RUCKER TO HOST FIRST-EVER 2018 ACM LIFTING LIVES® TOPGOLF TEE-OFF DURING THE 6TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE®

ENCINO, CA (January 25, 2018) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today that eleven-time ACM Award winner Charles Kelley of multi-platinum trio Lady Antebellum, and multi-platinum country music star Darius Rucker will host the first-ever ACM Lifting Lives® Topgolf Tee-Off on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at Topgolf Las Vegas at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino during the highly-anticipated 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES 6TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® EVENTS APRIL 12-15, 2018 SURROUNDING THE 53rd ACM AWARDS® IN LAS VEGAS

ENCINO, CA (January 23, 2018) – The Academy of Country Music® announced exciting details about The Week Vegas Goes Country®, including a schedule of events and on-sale ticket information for the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® to be held Thursday, April 12 – Sunday, April 15, 2018.  This year’s ACM Party for a Cause will consist of fan events across the Las Vegas Strip leading up to and immediately following the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES NEW HIRES

Encino, CA (January 18, 2018) – The Academy of Country Music® is announcing new hires in four departments, including new Assistant, Creative & Content and Marketing departments Bridget Cirone; Coordinator, Events Lanni Gagnon; Senior Manager, Strategic Partnerships Jen Heaton; and Coordinator, Awards & Membership Carrie Tekautz. All positions are based out the Academy’s headquarters in Encino, CA.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2017 FALL GRANT CYCLE RECIPIENTS

ENCINO, CA (December 7, 2017) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced its 2017 fall grant cycle beneficiaries today with grants totaling more than $260,000 for a selection of organizations including Barefoot Republic, Inc., Camp Sunshine Inc., COPD Foundation, CreatiVets, El Paso Symphony Orchestra Assn., Inc., Every Child Counts, Follow Your Heart Arts Program, Inc., Foundations of Music, Girls Rock Santa Barbara, High Hopes Development Center, Legacy Music Alliance, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Middle Tennessee State University Foundation, Music for Seniors, Music Mends Minds, Musicians on Call, Nashville Songwriters Foundation, Inc., Operation Song, Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Washington, Porter’s Call, Rocketown of Middle Tennessee, St. Anna's Episcopal Church, Tennessee Alliance for Kids, The Quest Center for Art & Community Development and Vanderbilt Kennedy 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® PRESENTS LITTLE BIG TOWN HOUSE CONCERT BENEFITING MUSIC & MEMORY

Encino, CA (December 7, 2017) – ACM Lifting Lives® featured Grammy nominated vocal group Little Big Town in a house concert benefiting MUSIC & MEMORY℠ on Thursday, November 16, 2017.  Philanthropists Johnathon and Newman Arndt graciously hosted an intimate evening of music at their Nashville estate with ticket proceeds going to Music & Memory — a fast growing non-profit organization that uses music to change the lives of people living with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive challenges.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES NEW 2017-2018 OFFICERS AND 2017 CONTRIBUTION TO ACM LIFTING LIVES®

Encino, CA (October 10, 2017) – The Academy of Country Music® is announcing its newly elected officers for the 2017-2018 term and a $500,000 contribution to ACM Lifting Lives®. Ticket proceeds from several events held across Las Vegas in April will serve ACM Lifting Lives ongoing mission to improve lives through the power of music. 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.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2017 GRANT CYCLE

ENCINO, CA (September 6, 2017) – ACM Lifting Lives®, dedicated to improving lives through the power of music, today announced a call for submissions for the 2017 Grant Cycle. Through grant cycles, ACM Lifting Lives provides funding to programs that promote education and healing with a musical connection.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® RECEIVES $17K+ DONATION FROM STONEY’S ROCKIN’ COUNTRY PROCEEDS FROM 2017 ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® EVENTS IN LAS VEGAS

Encino, CA (July 12, 2017) – Representatives from Stoney’s Rockin’ Country recently stopped by the Academy of Country Music® office in Los Angeles with a surprise $17,819 contribution to ACM Lifting Lives® from the ACM Party for a Cause® events held in March and April in Las Vegas. Ticket proceeds from the Stoney’s Rockin’ Country events, including the ACM After Party for a Cause at Stoney’s Rockin’ Country and the ACM Party for a Cause: Tailgate Party presented by Country Rebel at Stoney's Rockin’ Country, will serve ACM Lifting Lives ongoing mission to improve lives through the power of music. Past ACM Lifting Lives 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.

KELSEA BALLERINI AND PRODUCER ROSS COPPERMAN BRING MUSIC TO LIFE IN STUDIO DURING 2017 ACM LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMP CHRIS YOUNG PERFORMS WITH CAMPERS IN MUSIC CAMP FINALE AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY®

Encino, CA (June 28, 2017) – The 8th 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 Kelsea Ballerini, Ross Copperman, and a huge grand finale performance with Chris Young at the Grand Ole Opry®

ACM LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMP 2017 KICK OFF SONGWRITERS WORKSHOP WITH DIERKS BENTLEY AND ROSS COPPERMAN, SEACREST STUDIOS VISIT WITH BOBBY BONES AND KARAOKE WITH JERROD NIEMANN

The 8th 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® AND VANDERBILT KENNEDY CENTER 8th ANNUAL ACM LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMP JUNE 21-JUNE 28, 2017 IN NASHVILLE, TN

WHAT:        8th 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 through research, training and service.

KELSEA BALLERINI, DIERKS BENTLEY, BOBBY BONES, SAVANNAH CHRISLEY, TODD CHRISLEY, JERROD NIEMANN, CHRIS YOUNG, AND RENOWNED PRODUCER ROSS COPPERMAN TO PARTICIPATE IN 8th ANNUAL ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP JUNE 21-28, 2017 IN NASHVILLE, TN

ENCINO, CA (June 6, 2017) – ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will partner again for the 8th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, June 21-June 28, 2017, in Nashville, TN. Country music artists Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley and Jerrod Niemann, Nationally Syndicated On-Air Personality Bobby Bones, USA Network’s Savannah Chrisley and Todd Chrisley, and songwriter/producer Ross Copperman have graciously agreed to volunteer their time with the campers at various points throughout the week. The finale will take place Tuesday, June 27, 2017 on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry as ACM Lifting Lives Music campers offer a live performance with country music artist Chris Young!

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2017 CLUB SHOWS: KANE BROWN AND CHASE BRYANT TO PARTICIPATE IN 2017 CLUB SHOWS TO RAISE MONEY FOR ACM LIFTING LIVES

Encino, CA (March 22, 2017) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that Kane Brown and Chase Bryant 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.

DIERKS BENTLEY, CAM, BRANDY CLARK, DEAN DILLON AND MORE ADDED TO LINEUP FOR ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE®: SONGWRITER SHOWCASE PRESENTED BY AIMP

WHO/WHAT:  On Friday, March 31, the Academy of Country Music® will host ACM Party for a Cause®: Songwriter Showcase presented by Association of Independent Music Publishers: Combustion Music, Creative Nation and SMACKSongs at The Pearl, Palms Casino Resort. The songwriters nominated this year, and participating in this showcase, range from the most commercially successful to the most critically acclaimed composers. Hosted by Storme Warren, the evening will celebrate country music’s most distinguished songwriters, and feature performances by Ross Copperman, Luke DickAshley GorleyMatthew Jenkins, Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, Josh Osborne with Matthew Ramsey and Trevor Rosen of Old Dominion as well as special appearances by Dierks BentleyCam, Brandy Clark, Dean Dillon, and more.

ADDITIONAL TALENT ANNOUNCED TO PERFORM AT THE 5TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE® EVENTS TAKING PLACE MARCH 30 – APRIL 2, 2017

ENCINO, CA (March 16, 2017) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today that Chase Bryant, Easton Corbin, and Josh Turner among others have been added to the musical lineup for the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®. They join an epic lineup of performers set to take the stages at events taking place at various venues across Las Vegas on March 30 – April 2, 2017, surrounding the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

CHARLES KELLEY OF LADY ANTEBELLUM TO HOST THE 2017 ACM LIFTING LIVES® GOLF CLASSIC ON SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017 AT TPC LAS VEGAS DURING “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”

ENCINO, CA (March 15, 2017) – The Academy of Country Music® announced today that for the first time Charles Kelley, of multi-platinum trio Lady Antebellum and eleven-time ACM Award winner, will host the ACM Lifting Lives® Golf Classic at TPC Las Vegas on Saturday, April 1, 2017. The “scramble” style golf tournament, being held for the sixth consecutive year at TPC Las Vegas, was initially created to meet the need for a charitable event to connect fans, sponsors and donors with industry insiders and artists. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the ACM Lifting Lives’ Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund, which provides immediate relief to those in need within the music industry.