ACM LIFTING LIVES ANNOUNCES 2014 GRANT CYCLE

ENCINO, CA (July 29, 2014) – ACM Lifting Lives™ today announced a call for submissions for the 2014 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.

CBSSPORTS.COM LAUNCHES CELEBRITY FANTASY FOOTBALL SWEEPSTAKES BENEFITTING ACM LIFTING LIVES®

Encino, CA (July 23, 2014) – CBSSports.com and ACM Lifting Lives® are partnering to create a celebrity fantasy football sweepstakes benefitting ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music. By making a donation to the charity, country music fans nationwide can enter to win the opportunity to play in a CBSSports.com Fantasy Football Commissioner league with a country music star, including Sara Evans, Jana Kramer, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town’s Jimi Westbrook, Chris Young, Florida

LEE BRICE, BRETT ELDREDGE, WYNONNA & PRODUCER ROSS COPPERMAN BRING MUSIC TO LIFE WITH ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP 2014

Encino, CA (June 26, 2014) – 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.

THE BAND PERRY KICKS OFF ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP 2014

Encino, CA (June 24, 2014) – 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® ANNOUNCES 2014 CLUB BENEFIT SHOWS

Encino, CA (January 14, 2014) – Tickets are available NOW for a string of benefit shows across the country to raise money for ACM Lifting Lives® the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music. Participating clubs for every show 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.

“MY CAUSE” WEB FEATURE FOR JANUARY SPOTLIGHTS SARA EVANS AND “ALABAMA FOREVER”

Encino, CA (January 7, 2013) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that the January “My Cause” web feature will spotlightmulti-platinum-selling RCA Nashville recording artist Sara Evans and the charity organization, Alabama Forever. The web feature drives awareness of artist-supported charitable organizations and supports fundraising efforts for those philanthropies. Evans, who has enjoyed a prolific recording career with nearly 6 million records sold and 5 #1 country singles, is scheduled to release her hi

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2013 GRANT CYCLE RECIPIENTS

ENCINO, CA (December 17, 2013) – ACM Lifting Lives,® dedicated to improving lives through the power of music, announced its 2013 beneficiaries today, including new grants for Alive Hospice, Notes for Notes, Porter’s Call, Possibilities!, Rock For Kids, Tapping Individual Potential (T.I.P.) and W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School. This brings the organization's total giving for the 2013 grant cycle to $135,000, which includes funding for the 4th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp that took place in

“MY CAUSE” WEB FEATURE FOR DECEMBER SPOTLIGHTS ROSS COPPERMAN AND “ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP”

Encino, CA (December 6, 2013) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that the December “My Cause” web feature will spotlight producer/songwriter Ross Copperman and the charity organization, ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp. Copperman’s passion for the program began after participating in the 2013 ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp recording session at Ocean Way Studios in Nashville. Serving as guest producer, Copperman helped the developmentally disabled campers record a song that they penned earlier in the week with

“MY CAUSE” WEB FEATURE FOR OCTOBER SPOTLIGHTS LAUREN ALAINA AND “PROJECT UNIFY”

Encino, CA (October 9, 2013) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that the October “My Cause” web feature will spotlight Lauren Alaina and the charity organization, Special Olympics Project UNIFY. Alaina is a Special Ambassador for Project Unify, and traveled to PyeongChang, South Korea last January for the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games. The web feature drives awareness of artist-supported charitable organizations and supports fundraising efforts for those philanthropies.

JERROD NIEMANN HELPS WRAP UP ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP 2013

Encino, CA (July 1, 2013) – ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp was in session last 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.