The Academy of Country Music is making a $750,000 contribution to ACM Lifting Lives on behalf of the artists who participated in the “ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends – In Concert” special in April. Ticket proceeds from the event held in Las Vegas went to ACM Lifting Lives.
Singer/songwriter Richie, along with guests Jason Aldean, Marc Anthony, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Jennifer Nettles, Kenny Rogers, Darius Rucker, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Big & Rich, Lady Antebellum and Rascal Flatts all took part in the event. The special drew over 8 million viewers when it aired on CBS in April.
“We thank these incredible artists for donating their time and talents to make it possible for ACM Lifting Lives to continue the good work of improving lives through the power of music,” said Mark Hartley, Chairman of ACM Lifting Lives.
More info on ACM Lifting Lives here.