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.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® LAUNCHES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SEARCH

ENCINO, CA (August 15, 2018) – The ACM Lifting Lives® Board of Directors and its Search Committee has announced the posting of its open Executive Director position and issued a call for applicants. The abbreviated listing can be viewed below and the full listing can be viewed here. Applicants are encouraged to submit materials to submissions@liftinglives-edsearch.com and direct inquiries to questions@liftinglives-edsearch.com. The deadline for applications is Oct. 1.

HILLARY SCOTT AND PRODUCER ROSS COPPERMAN BRING MUSIC TO LIFE IN STUDIO DURING 2018 ACM LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMP; CRAIG MORGAN PERFORMS WITH CAMPERS IN MUSIC CAMP FINALE AT THE GRAND OLE OPRY®

Encino, CA (June 20, 2018) – The 9th 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 Hillary Scott, producer Ross Copperman, and a huge grand finale performance with Craig Morgan at the Grand Ole Opry®

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® ANNOUNCES LAUREN ALAINA AND JON PARDI AS HOSTS FOR THE 12th ANNUAL ACM HONORS™ ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2018 AT NASHVILLE’S HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM

Encino, CA (June 12, 2018) – Today, the Academy of Country Music® is announcing that country music stars Lauren Alaina and Jon Pardi will host the 12th ANNUAL ACM HONORS™, an evening dedicated to recognizing the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 53rd ACM Awards.  ACM Honors will take place on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN. Additional performers and participants will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at Ticketmaster.com and the Ryman box office at 10:00 AM CST on Friday, June 15, 2018.

DANIELLE BRADBERY, ROSS COPPERMAN, BRANDON LAY, KIP MOORE, CRAIG MORGAN, JON NITE, CASSADEE POPE AND HILLARY SCOTT TO PARTICIPATE IN 9th ANNUAL ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP JUNE 13-20, 2018 IN NASHVILLE, TN

ENCINO, CA (June 11, 2018) – ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will partner again for the 9th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, June 13-June 20, 2018, in Nashville, TN. Country music artists Danielle Bradbery, Brandon Lay, Kip Moore, Cassadee Pope, Hillary Scott, and Songwriters Ross Copperman and Jon Nite have graciously agreed to volunteer their time with the campers at various points throughout the week. The finale will take place Tuesday, June 19, 2018 on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry as ACM Lifting Lives Music campers offer a live performance with country music artist and Opry member Craig Morgan.

THE FIRST EVER LIVE IN THE VINEYARD GOES COUNTRY, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC®, CELEBRATES HUGE SUCCESS IN NAPA, CALIFORNIA

Encino, CA (May 23, 2018) – Over the last ten years Live In The Vineyard (LITV) has become one of the most exclusive and sought-after tickets across the country as a private festival and last week they went Country for the first time ever, in partnership with the Academy of Country Music®. The inaugural Live In The Vineyard Goes Country took place amidst the lush scenery of Napa, California, and featured an incredible headline performance by 14-time ACM winner Carrie Underwood and unmatched intimate acoustic performances by Carlton Anderson, Cam, Cash Campbell, Cale Dodds, Lindsay Ell, Hunter Hayes, Jillian Jacqueline, Maddie & Tae, Ashley McBryde, Jerrod Niemann, Old Dominion, Parmalee, Eric Paslay, Maggie Rose, Mitchell Tenpenny and Rachel Wammack. In partnership with Kendra Scott Live In The Vineyard Goes Country helped raise proceeds benefitting ACM Lifting Lives®, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. The event, which brought in roughly 350 attendees to Wine Country with the help of Visit California, was captured by CMT Hot 20 Countdown with the help of co-hosts Cody Alan and Katie Cook. Fans can tune in Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th at 9am EST on CMT for the special Memorial Day weekend episode.

MUSICIANS ON CALL AND ACM LIFTING LIVES® LAUNCH FIRST ONGOING BEDSIDE PERFORMANCE PROGRAM IN LAS VEGAS

Las Vegas, NV (April 10, 2018) - Officials from the national nonprofit Musicians On Call, ACM Lifting Lives® and Sunrise Health System will celebrate the launch of Musicians On Call’s first ongoing Bedside Performance Program at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas on Friday, April 13 at a special event featuring a performance by Warner Music Nashville’s Michael Ray.

Nathan Adelson Hospice Hosts Route 91 Remembrance

LAS VEGAS – MARCH 28, 2018 – To honor those lost or affected by the tragic events of 1 October, Nathan Adelson Hospice, Southern Nevada’s largest non-profit hospice organization, will host a free, commemorative butterfly release ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 8 at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, highlighted by a special performance by country music legend, Collin Raye.

ACM LIFTING LIVES® TO DELIVER THE HEALING POWER OF MUSIC TO LAS VEGAS WITH A $150,000 GRANT TO MUSICIANS ON CALL

February 26, 2018Musicians On Call (MOC), a nonprofit that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities, has received a $150,000 grant from ACM Lifting Lives®, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music, to bring its Bedside Performance Program to patients, families and caregivers in Las Vegas. Musicians On Call’s Bedside Performance Program brings live, in-room performances by Volunteer Musicians to patients undergoing treatment or unable to leave their beds. Since 1999, Musicians On Call has performed for over 625,000 patients, families and caregivers in 17 major markets across the country.  This will be the first ongoing Musicians On Call programming taking place in Las Vegas at Sunrise Health System hospitals.

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.