ACM Lifting Lives Receives $1 Million Donation After 2015 ACM Events

Pictured (L-R): Academy of Country Music Officers Duane Clark (Treasurer), Ben Vaughn (Vice President), Ken Tucker (President), Paul Barnabee (Chairman), Paul Moore (Parliamentarian) and Tiffany Moon (Secretary).

Pictured (L-R): Academy of Country Music Officers Duane Clark (Treasurer), Ben Vaughn (Vice President), Ken Tucker (President), Paul Barnabee (Chairman), Paul Moore (Parliamentarian) and Tiffany Moon (Secretary).

The Academy of Country Music (ACM) has announced a record $1 million donation to ACM Lifting Lives on behalf of the artists who participated in the record-setting 50th anniversary of the ACM Awards in April and ACM Presents: Superstar Duets in May.

Combined, both CBS-TV broadcasts reached 22.4 million viewers, with the former setting a Guinness World Record for the most -attended live awards telecast in history at more than 70,252 at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

“ACM Lifting Lives has done so much in the past several years with the monies raised from ACM television specials and Aawards Sshow-related events,” said Duane Clark, ACM Board Treasurer. “As a Board, we’re proud to support the good work of ACM Lifting Lives – and it’s our way of thanking the artists. They donate their time and talents to make it possible for us to raise money and continue the good work of improving lives through the power of music.”

ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the ACM, funds everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life.

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