GLORIANA MAKES $10,000 DONATION TO ACM LIFTING LIVES

Encino, CA (May 1, 2013) – Gloriana recently stopped by the Academy of Country Music offices to present ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy, with a $10,000 donation. The band was the featured performer at Brides magazine’s “Live Wedding” last month. As the featured performer of this event, Gloriana was given the opportunity to donate to their favorite charity and they selected ACM Lifting Lives.

JEWEL PARTNERS WITH ACM LIFTING LIVES® TO RAISE AWARENESS OF CHILD HUNGER IN THE U.S. DURING SPECIAL MOMENT ON THE ACM AWARDS

ENCINO, CA (April 1, 2013) – The Academy of Country Music announced today that Jewel will partner with ACM Lifting Lives® to perform a live mash-up of her chart-topping hit “Hands” combined with “Fill a Heart,” an original song written by singer-songwriter Tori Kelly. This special musical moment, presented by ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here campaign, will be performed at the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, to be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Sunday, April 7

DARIUS RUCKER RETURNS TO HOST 2013 ACM LIFTING LIVES® CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC

ENCINO, CA (March 11, 2013) – The Academy of Country Music announced today that chart-topping country music star Darius Rucker will host the ACM Lifting Lives® Celebrity Golf Classic at TPC Las Vegas for the second consecutive year on Saturday, April 6, 2013. The ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic, ACM Weekend at Fremont Street Experience, ACM Party for a Cause Festival, THE ACM EXPERIENCE and more will all be taking place in conjunction with “The Week Vegas Goes Country®,” leading up to the 48th ANNU

GARY ALLAN AND JOE’S BAR DONATE MONEY RAISED AT DECEMBER 15TH SHOW TO ACM LIFTING LIVES®

Encino, CA (January 3, 2013) – Singer-songwriter Gary Allan headlined Joe’s Bar on Saturday, December 15th with a portion of the proceeds benefitting ACM Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music. The show raised more than $11,000 for ACM Lifting Lives, which will go to help fund organizations that are improving lives through the power of music. Gary Allan has previously been involved as a volunteer artist in ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, held annually for campers with developmenta

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.