Topgolf Tee-Off & Rock On Golf Tournament
Draws Record Crowd & Donations for Non-Profit Arm of the Academy
St. Jude “What A Song Can Do” In-Show Moment Gives Back:
“Love Music Stop Cancer” at
Artists Support Lifting Lives via Hangover Fest 2022
Visit Charity Buzz to Bid on Signed Gibson Guitars
from Brothers Osborne’s “Skeletons” Performance on 57th Annual ACM AwardsLuke Bryan is joined by Jordan Davis onstage during ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off & Rock On at Topgolf Las Vegas on March 06, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Photo Credit: David Becker/Getty Images for ACM 

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – ACM Lifting Lives®, the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music® hosted Topgolf Tee-Off & Rock On Presented by Canteen Spirits Sunday, March 6 at Topgolf Las Vegas at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Headliner Luke Bryan was joined by Jordan Davis, ACM New Female Artist of the Year and Song of the Year winner Lainey Wilson, rising star Erin Kinsey, Spotify “Hot Country Artist to Watch” Ian Munsick, multi-Platinum singer and songwriter Chase Rice, dynamic trio Restless Road and ACM New Male Artist of the Year nominee Elvie Shane. The fundraising event leading into Monday’s 57th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Prime Video and on IMDb TV attracted artists, industry and fans competing for a cause. With generous donations and the support of artists, fans and sponsors Canteen Spirits, Aristocrat Gaming, Ashley HomeStore, Molson Coors and 1000 Stories Wine, monies raised for ACM Lifting Lives will continue its mission to make a difference through music.

“We truly have the best artists and industry in the world,” shared ACM Lifting Lives’ Executive Director Lyndsay Cruz. “In March of 2020, the live music industry shut down: tour buses stopped, the lights went out and people who work so hard to make live events happen lost their jobs overnight. Here we are, two years later and because of this industry, we were able to help the people who were affected the most – the people who take your tickets, the people who drive the buses, the people who hang the lights. In the last two years, we have distributed almost $4 million dollars thanks to artists donating their time and brands seeing the value in aligning for a cause. We are back and that’s worth celebrating.”
Topgolf Tee-Off & Rock On has become a fan-favorite awards-week event as it features a reimagined golf tournament experience that brings artists, industry members and fans together. At the tournament’s conclusion multi-Platinum singer-songwriter Scotty McCreery was named overall winner for the third consecutive year.
Just hours later at a casino across the boulevard, Breland, Jordan Davis, Hardy, Dustin Lynch, Scotty McCreery, Tenille Townes, Caitlyn Smith, Conner Smith and Lainey Wilson took the stage at House of Blues for Hangover Fest 2022, hosted by comedian Dusty Slay, where this year’s leading ACM nominee Chris Young made a personal donation to Lifting Lives after a surprise appearance.
During the 57th ACM Awards ceremony on Monday evening, ACM Lifting Lives and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital were highlighted as two organizations creating meaningful impact in the country music community. Additionally, reigning and three-time Duo of the Year Brothers Osborne donated their hand-painted Gibson guitars immediately following their show-stopping performance of “Skeletons.” Fans can be a part of ACM history and support the mission of ACM Lifting Lives by bidding on the performance guitars now on Charity Buzz to benefit ACM Lifting Lives.
“Music is the ultimate unifier,” adds Cruz. “When times get tough, it’s the songs that get us through, so to come together through Country music to give to organizations truly making a difference is so powerful. We feel so fortunate to have the support of our artist community and cannot thank them and their teams enough for lending their voices to lift up others.”
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About ACM Lifting Lives®
ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives® funds music health programs while also serving members of the music community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. With generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives has funded national music therapy programs serving various mental and physical health organizations. Some of the recipients have included patients at children’s hospitals and other healthcare facilities, recovering veterans, people with Williams syndrome and individuals with mental illness. The ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund was created in April 2020 in response to the global pandemic. To date over $3.8 million has been distributed to assist individuals working in the industry who suffered financial crisis and hardship as a result of the pandemic.  For more information, please visit