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Academy of Country Music Announces Contribution to ACM Lifting Lives
Posted By Sarah Wyland On September 13, 2012 @ 11:49 AM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled
The Academy of Country Music  has made a $750,000 contribution to ACM Lifting Lives on behalf of the artists who participated in the taping of ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends – In Concert. The special was filmed in Las Vegas in April, wrapping up ACM Awards  week. Ticket proceeds from the taping also went to ACM Lifting Lives.
“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,” Mark Hartley, Chairman of ACM Lifting Lives, said.
Lionel Richie  was joined byJason Aldean , Luke Bryan , Sara Evans , The Band Perry , Big & Rich , Lady Antebellum , Darius Rucker , Little Big Town , Jennifer Nettles , Rascal Flatts , Kenny Rogers , Blake Shelton  and Marc Anthony during the concert. More than 8 million viewers tuned in when it premiered on CBS in April.
ACM Lifting Lives is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music, dedicated to improving lives through music. Each year, the organization provides grants to music therapy and music education programs. It also supports members of the country music community facing unexpected medical or financial hardship. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org .
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 Image: http://my.gactv.com/acm-awards/2012-Lionel-Richie--Friends-Concert/gallery.esi
 Academy of Country Music: http://www.gactv.com/acm
 ACM Awards: http://www.gactv.com/gac/acm
 See photos from ACM Presents: Lionel Richie and Friends – In Concert >>: http://my.gactv.com/acm-awards/gallery.esi?sortOrder=2
 Lionel Richie: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_lionel_richie
 Jason Aldean: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_jason_aldean
 Luke Bryan: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_luke_bryan
 Sara Evans: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_sara_evans
 The Band Perry: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_the_band_perry
 Big & Rich: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_big_and_rich
 Lady Antebellum: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_lady_antebellum
 Darius Rucker: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_darius_rucker
 Little Big Town: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_little_big_town
 Jennifer Nettles: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_sugarland
 Rascal Flatts: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_rascal_flatts
 Kenny Rogers: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_kenny_rogers
 Blake Shelton: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_blake_shelton
 www.ACMLiftingLives.org: http://www.acmliftinglives.org/
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