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

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!