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DARIUS RUCKER RETURNS TO HOST 2013 ACM LIFTING LIVES® CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC TO BENEFIT THE DIANE HOLCOMB EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND

03/11/2013

ON SATURDAY, APRIL 6, 2013 AT TPC LAS VEGAS

AS PART OF “THE WEEK VEGAS GOES COUNTRY®”

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BENEFICIARY QUIETLY SUPPORTS THE COUNTRY MUSIC INDUSTRY

HOW & WHEN THEY NEED IT MOST

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ENCINO, CA (March 11, 2013) – The Academy of Country Music announced today that chart-topping country music star Darius Rucker will host the ACM Lifting Lives® Celebrity Golf Classic at TPC Las Vegas for the second consecutive year on Saturday, April 6, 2013. The ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic, ACM Weekend at Fremont Street Experience, ACM Party for a Cause Festival, THE ACM EXPERIENCE and more will all be taking place in conjunction with “The Week Vegas Goes Country®,” leading up to the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS­, a star-studded event produced for television by dick clark productions, that will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7, 2013 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network

The ACM Lifting Lives® Celebrity Golf Classic—the seventh held since 2004—brings together country music artists, record label executives and other members of the music community in a star-studded scramble tournament to raise funds and awareness for ACM Lifting Lives’ Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund, which provides immediate relief to those in need in the music industry.

Rucker, an avid golfer, has been very involved with ACM Lifting Lives. In 2011, on the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards telecast, he performed the original song "Music From the Heart" with campers from the ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, to bring awareness to a national audience about those with developmental disabilities.  Rucker also penned the song "Together, Anything is Possible" to raise money for the PGA's charitable initiatives. Last month, Rucker announced his “True Believers” headlining tour, in support of his upcoming True Believers album release this spring. The “True Believers” tour kicks off on May 9 in Estero, FL and will work its way through more than 20 cities across the U.S. before wrapping up in Clarkston, MI on June 30.

About Darius Rucker

Darius Rucker is gearing up for the spring release of his third solo country album, True Believers, the follow up to his chart-topping albums, Charleston, SC 1966 and Learn To Live - all releases on Capitol Records Nashville. True Believers features collaborations with Sheryl Crow and Lady Antebellum and includes his latest critically-acclaimed single, “Wagon Wheel.” Charleston, SC 1966 debuted in October 2010 and garnered two No. 1 hits with “Come Back Song” and “This.” Learn To Live, country music’s 2008 introduction to Rucker, produced three consecutive No. 1 singles with “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” “Alright,” and “It Won’t Be Like This For Long,” plus Top 5 smash, “History In The Making.”For more information, please visit www.dariusrucker.com.

About ACM Lifting Lives

ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.  Each year, ACM Lifting Lives provides grants to music therapy and music education programs.  Other giving includes serving members of the country music community who face unexpected medical or financial hardship through the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund and partnering with artists to improve lives through music.  For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

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