CONTRIBUTION TO ACM LIFTING LIVES ON BEHALF OF ARTISTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN “ACM PRESENTS: LIONEL RICHIE & FRIENDS - IN CONCERT"

Encino, CA (September 12, 2012) – The Academy of Country Music is announcing a $750,000 contribution to ACM Lifting Lives, made on behalf of the artists who participated in the taping of “ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends – In Concert” special in Las Vegas in April. Ticket proceeds from the taping went to ACM Lifting Lives®.

TIM MCGRAW /HOMEFRONT UPDATE: 18 HOMES AWARDED TO VETERANS SO FAR DURING BROTHERS OF THE SUN SUMMER TOUR

Encino, CA (August 2, 2012) – In a new exclusive interview, country superstar and 15-time ACM Award winner Tim McGraw talks about giving mortgage-free homes to deserving military families through HomeFront, a nationwide program he has launched in partnership with Chase, ACM Lifting Lives and the non-profit Operation Homefront. ACM Lifting Lives has donated $125,000 to the initiative, allowing families to purchase what they need for their new home.

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC PLEDGES $2.5 MILLION TO COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® AND MUSEUM’S CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 11, 2012 – The Academy of Country Music has pledged $2.5 million to Working on a Building: Country Music Lives Here, the capital campaign that will finance the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s expansion from 140,000 square feet to more than 350,000 square feet. The museum’s expansion will include the ACM Contemporary Gallery, which will examine modern developments and current trends in country music.

BIG & RICH AND JANA KRAMER HELP WRAP UP ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP 2012

Encino, CA (June 25, 2012) – ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp was in session last week in Nashville, 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 and other developmental disabilities and providing music enrichment through performance and education.

LAUREN ALAINA, LUKE BRYAN & PAUL WORLEY BRING MUSIC TO LIFE WITH ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP 2012

Encino, CA (June 21, 2012) – ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp is in session this week in Nashville, 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 and other developmental disabilities and providing music enrichment through performance and education.

BRETT ELDREDGE AND DAVID LEE MURPHY KICK OFF ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP 2012

Encino, CA (June 19, 2012) – ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp is in session this week in Nashville, 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 and other developmental disabilities and providing music enrichment through performance and education.

Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and Zac Brown Band Join ACM Lifting Lives® & Tickets-for-Charity.com® to Unite Fans & Charity on Tour

Encino, CA (June 14, 2012) – ACM Lifting Lives® is proud to announce an exciting new program launching today with Toby Keith, Brad Paisley and Zac Brown Band to offer fans some of the best concert seats in the house this summer, while also benefiting ACM Lifting Lives and other artist-aligned charities at www.ticketsforcharity.com/ACMLiftingLives.

ACM PRESENTS: LIONEL RICHIE AND FRIENDS – IN CONCERT ALL-STAR BENEFIT FOR ACM LIFTING LIVES® TO AIR FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2012 ON TH

ENCINO, CA (April 11, 2012) – Tune in this Friday, April 13, 2012 at 9:00 PM ET/PT on the CBS Television Network to watch superstars pay tribute to one of the most incredible singer/songwriters alive in ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends – In Concert, a special tribute featuring performances by Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Big & Rich, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans and Marc Anthony, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Jennifer Nettles, Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers...

DARIUS RUCKER TO HOST 2012 ACM LIFTING LIVES® CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC TO BENEFIT THE DIANE HOLCOMB EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

ENCINO, CA (March 26, 2012) – The Academy of Country Music announced today that chart-topping country music star Darius Rucker will host the ACM Lifting Lives® Celebrity Golf Classic on Saturday, March 31, 2012 as part of The Week Vegas Goes Country® – the week leading up to the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, a star-studded event produced for television by dick clark productions that will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 1, 2012 at 8:00 PM live ET/de

LITTLE BIG TOWN PARTNERS WITH ACM LIFTING LIVES® DURING SPECIAL MOMENT TO RAISE AWARENESS OF CHILD HUNGER IN THE U.S.

ENCINO, CA (March 23, 2012) – The Academy of Country Music (ACM) announced today that ACM Award winners Little Big Town will partner with ACM Lifting Lives® to perform “Here’s Hope,” an original song co-written by singer-songwriter and ACM New Artist of the Year nominee Hunter Hayes, to shed light on child hunger in the United States. This special musical moment, presented by ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here campaign, will be performed at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, to be broadcast

LIONEL RICHIE COLLABORATES WITH JASON ALDEAN, THE BAND PERRY, KENNY CHESNEY, LADY ANTEBELLUM, MARTINA McBRIDE, RASCAL FLATTS, K

Encino, CA (January 10, 2012) - The Academy and dick clark productions will tape an all-star concert special, ACM PRESENTS: Lionel Richie and Friends - A Lifetime of Hits, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena Monday, April 2nd, 2012, to air at a later date on the CBS Television Network. This country collaboration with the legendary Lionel Richie, featuring duets from his upcoming album Tuskegee along with solo performances, will include some of Richie’s greatest hits performed by Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Ken