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

Kendra Scott Donates $10,000 to ACM® Lifting Lives® in partnership with Country Artist Cam

NASHVILLE, TN (September 2, 2015) –– Renowned designer, CEO and philanthropist Kendra Scott made a $10,000 donation to ACM® Lifting Lives® on the ACM Honors™ red carpet last night in Nashville, TN, presenting the check with country artist Cam to Lori Badgett, President of ACM Lifting Lives. Scott recently opened her 28th retail location in the Hill Center in Nashville, and is celebrating her Nashville store with an exclusive, invite only event while she’s in town.

ACM LIFTING LIVES ANNOUNCES 2015 GRANT CYCLE

ENCINO, CA (August 19, 2015) – ACM Lifting Lives™ announced today a call for submissions for the 2015 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.

KRISTIAN BUSH TEAMS UP WITH SPECIAL GUEST RITA WILSON FOR CONCERT AT THE TROUBADOUR IN WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA

ENCINO, CA (July 30, 2015) – Platinum-selling country star Kristian Bush is teaming up with the Academy of Country Music® for a concert at The Troubadour (9081 Santa Monica Blvd) in West Hollywood, CA on Thursday, August 27 to benefit ACM Lifting Lives®. Bush will be joined by special guest Rita Wilson, the actress, singer, and producer whose critically-acclaimed debut album AM/FM was released in 2012. The show kicks off at 8p.m. and a portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the charitable arm of the

JT HODGES AND THE SWON BROTHERS VISIT ACM® LIFTING LIVES® MUSIC CAMP 2015

Encino, CA (June 22, 2015) – ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp is in session this weekend 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 BENEFIT GALA™ PRESENTED BY MATTRESS FIRM

ADVISORY: The ACM® Lifting Lives Benefit Gala™ Presented by Mattress Firm, on Friday, April 17 will now take place exclusively at the Omni Dallas Hotel, and will no longer take place at two separate locations. Donors who have purchased tickets to the Fort Worth Zoo gala will be accommodated at the Omni Dallas Hotel.

DARIUS RUCKER RETURNS TO HOST 2015 ACM LIFTING LIVES® CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC

ENCINO, CA (April 2, 2015) – Today, ACM Lifting Lives® announced that chart-topping country music star Darius Rucker will return to host the ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic presented by G. Debbas Chocolatier and GoPicnic for the fourth consecutive year on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas, Texas. The ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic, the ninth held since 2004, brings together country music artists Kix Brooks, Charles Kelley, Chris Young, Branch & Dean, and more a

50TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVITIES KICK INTO HIGH GEAR WITH THE ACM CHARITY MOTORCYCLE RIDE & CONCERT

ENCINO, CA (March 18, 2015) – The Academy of Country Music announced today that 2015 leading male ACM Award nominee Dierks Bentley will host the ACM Charity Motorcycle Ride & Concert on Saturday, April 18. The ride will begin at two dealerships including Strokers Dallas in Dallas, Texas and Longhorn Harley-Davidson in Grand Prairie, Texas with performances at each location. Riders will end their journey at Maverick Harley-Davidson in Carrollton, Texas with a concert featuring full throttle performances by c

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

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 for an extraordinary moment that cannot be missed!

ACM LIFTING LIVES® PARTNERS WITH THE GIVING KEYS LEADING UP TO THE 50th ACM AWARDS

Encino, CA (March 10, 2015) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today a new partnership with The Giving Keys, a Los Angeles based social enterprise that produces inspirational jewelry out of repurposed keys. Starting today through the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 19th, The Giving Keys will donate a portion of all proceeds from products engraved with “POWER” to ACM Lifting Lives, the Academy’s charitable arm that encourages lifting lives through the power of music.

GARTH BROOKS AND TRISHA YEARWOOD TO HOST ACM LIFTING LIVES® “ONE NIGHT, TWO CITIES, ALL MUSIC” BENEFIT GALA

ENCINO, CA (February 18, 2015) – The Academy of Country Music’s philanthropic arm, ACM Lifting Lives®, announced today that country music luminaries Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will host its first-ever fundraising gala on April 17, 2015, just two days before the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards. The “One Night, Two Cities, All Music” gala presented by Mattress Firm will consist of two shows taking place simultaneously at the Omni Dallas Hotel and the Fort Worth Zoo. The Omni Dallas Hotel gala will

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL 2015 CLUB SHOWS SPONSORED BY MATTRESS FIRM

Encino, CA (January 8, 2015) – ACM Lifting Lives announced today additional dates as part of the string of nationwide ACM Lifting Lives Club Shows sponsored by Mattress Firm. These shows are in addition to the previously announced shows featuring Tyler Farr at Joe’s Bar in Chicago, IL and The Rave in Milwaukee, WI. 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

Gigi’s Cupcakes Makes Generous Contribution to ACM Lifting Lives®

NASHVILLE, TN (October 17, 2014) – Gigi Butler, founder of Gigi’s Cupcakes, recently attended ACM Honors in Nashville, TN to present ACM Lifting Lives with a generous $10,000 donation. ACM Lifting Lives’ Hannah Martin and Wes Perry accepted the gift on behalf of the charity which works to improve lives through the power of music. With the help of supporters such as Gigi’s Cupcakes, the Academy gives back by funding worthy organizations that advance healing through music therapy and education.