ACM Announces $661,000 Endowment

Honorees from “Girls Night Out: Superstar Women of Country” (Getty Images/Courtesy of the Academy of Country Music & dick clark productions)

The Academy of Country Music has announced a $661,000 endowment to ACM Lifting Lives, on behalf of the artists who participated in Girls Night Out: Superstar Women of Country. Ticket proceeds from the taping of the Las Vegas concert special in April benefited ACM Lifting Lives.

Honorees The Judds, Miranda Lambert, Loretta Lynn, Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Reba and Carrie Underwood along with special performers Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Ronnie Dunn, Sara Evans, John Fogerty, Vince Gill, the JaneDear girls, Little Big Town, Pistol Annies, Rascal Flatts and Blake Shelton all participated in the taping, with more than 8 million viewers tuning in to the special on CBS.

“ACM Lifting Lives thanks these artists for generously donating their time and talent for the taping,” says ACM Lifting Lives Chair Gayle Holcomb. “We are grateful to them and for the opportunity to continue serving our many wonderful beneficiaries.”

ACM Lifting Lives is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through music by providing and serving members of the country music community who face unexpected medical or financial hardship.

(L-R): ACM Vice President Butch Waugh, ACM President Sarah Trahern, ACM Chairman Bill Mayne, ACM Lifting Lives Chairman Gayle Holcomb, ACM Lifting Lives President Mark Hartley, ACM Lifting Lives Vice-President Gary Gilbert and ACM Parliamentarian Paul Moore.


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