8th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp Welcomes Dierks Bentley, Bobby Bones, Jerrod Niemann And More

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• June 27, 2017

Photo #1 L-R: Stuart Dill, Vanderbilt University Medical Center Entertainment Liaison; Lorie Lytle, ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp founder; Dierks Bentley; Tiffany Moon, EVP/Managing Director, Academy of Country Music; Ross Copperman, ACM Award winning songwriter/producer and ACM Lifting Lives Board Member; Elizabeth Roof, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Senior Research Specialist. Photo #2 L-R: Beth Moore, ACM Lifting Lives Board Member and Director of Community Development, VUMC; Tiffany Moon, EVP/Managing Director, Academy of Country Music; Bobby Bones, Nationally Syndicated On-Air Personality and ACM Board Member; Mamie Shepherd, Manager of Seacrest Studios at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt; Melita Rippy, Entertainment Industry Relations, VUMC

The 8th Annual ACM Lifting Lives® Music Camp took place in Nashville last week, with campers from around the country participating in a week of activities and excursions around Music City. The residential camp has the dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome while providing music enrichment through performance and education.

Two-time ACM Awards co-host Dierks Bentley and renowned songwriter/producer Ross Copperman lead campers in a songwriting session, creating “I Love Big,” an original song based on campers’ personal experiences and inspirations.

On Friday, Nationally Syndicated On-Air Personality Bobby Bones dropped by the Seacrest Studios to spend time with the campers and participated in a Q&A on-air for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

On Sunday, platinum selling recording artist Jerrod Niemann dropped by and participated in a karaoke event at Winner’s Bar & Grill with the campers and performed some of his hits.

Moved by a sweet dedication of Niemann’s smash hit “What Do You Want,” he shocked a camper by joining in on an ovation-worthy duet.

The camp is a partnership between ACM Lifting Lives and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

Photo #3 L-R: Jerrod Niemann with ACM Lifting Lives Music Campers

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