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

ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Encino, CA (November 28, 2011) – ACM Lifting Lives has announced its new board of directors following elections held this month. The ACM Lifting Lives board of directors is made up of an equal number of ACM board members, referred to as representative directors, as well as leaders in non-profit and corporate affairs that aren’t ACM board members, referred to as public directors. This election brings the ACM Lifting Lives board total to 32 directors.

ACM LIFTING LIVES TAKES CHICAGO BY STORM WITH FIRST-EVER IN-MARKET FUNDRAISER & LOCAL PHILANTHROPY PUSH

Encino, CA (November 3, 2011) – ACM Lifting Lives® took the windy city by storm recently, hosting the first-ever stand-alone benefit concert and giving away $75,000 in gifts to Chicago-based charities that align with Lifting Lives’ mission of improving lives through the power of music. The full ACM Lifting Lives Board of Directors also traveled to Chicago for one of its annual meetings.

"MY CAUSE" WEB FEATURE THEME FOR SEPTEMBER IS "WOMEN & CHILDREN FIRST"

Encino, CA (September 12, 2011) – ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that the September theme for its monthly “My Cause” web feature is “Women & Children First.” The web feature drives awareness of artist-supported charitable organizations and supports fundraising efforts for those philanthropies.

ACM LIFTING LIVES & VANDERBILT KENNEDY CENTER ANNOUNCE 2nd ANNUAL ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP

ENCINO, CA (June 16, 2011) – ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will partner again for the 2nd Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp this summer, June 26-July 1, 2011, in Nashville, TN. Country superstars Gary Allan, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood and Wynonna along with hit songwriters Odie Blackmon and Brett James and renowned producer Mark Bright have graciously agreed to volunteer their time with the special-needs campers, at

ACM LIFTING LIVES & ACM ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR TAYLOR SWIFT PARTNER FOR $50,000 GIFT TO ST. JUDE

Encino, CA (June 13, 2011) – ACM Lifting Lives® partnered with Entertainer of the Year, Taylor Swift, to donate $50,000 to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on Saturday. The donation is for the ACM Lifting Lives Entertainer of the Year Matching Gift program, wherein the reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year is invited to impact a philanthropy of his/her choice with a special gift that uplifts through the power of music, with the Academy matching funds for greater impact.