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ACM LIFTING LIVES® ANNOUNCES 2014 CLUB BENEFIT SHOWS

01/14/2014

JOSH ABBOTT, WADE BOWEN, KRISTIAN BUSH, TYLER FARR, KYLE PARK, CHASE RICE,

THOMAS RHETT, CHRIS STAPLETON, JOSH THOMPSON, RANDY ROGERS BAND AND THE SWON BROTHERS

CONFIRMED FOR CLUB CONCERTS NATIONWIDE TO RAISE MONEY FOR

ACM LIFTING LIVES

Attending Fans Eligible for Sweepstakes to Win a Trip to the

49th ACM Awards ON SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014 in LAS VEGAS!

Encino, CA (January 14, 2014) – Tickets are available NOW for a string of benefit shows across the country to raise money for ACM Lifting Lives® the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music. Participating clubs for every show have agreed to donate a portion of each ticket sold to ACM Lifting Lives, and the money raised will go to help fund organizations that are improving lives through the power of music.

Confirmed shows include:

January 14           Coyote Joe’s –Charlotte, NC                       Tyler Farr, Chris Stapleton and Josh Thompson. For more information, visitwww.thenew1037.com.                                                                               

January 24           Denim & Diamonds – Mesa, AZ                   Randy Rogers Band and Wade Bowen

February 1          Billy Bob’s – Fort Worth, TX                         Thomas Rhett

February 1          Buckhead Theatre - Atlanta, GA                                Kristian Bush

February 7          Dusty Armadillo – Rootstown, OH                 Chase Rice          *SOLD OUT

February 13        Denim & Diamonds – Wichita Falls, TX          Josh Abbott Band

February 20        Rockin Rodeo – Midland, TX                          Kyle Park

February 22        Joe’s Bar – Chicago, IL                                 Josh Thompson

March 4               Buck Owens' Crystal Palace - Bakersfield, CA         The Swon Brothers

Tickets may be purchased directly from the venues listed.  As part of the initiative, fans will have the chance to win a trip to the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, April 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV via a Twitter contest.  Fans who attend any of the ACM Lifting Lives benefit shows are invited take a photo of their ticket and tweet it tagging @ACMawards, using #ACMLiftingLivesBenefit.  Click here for more information. 

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.  Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund 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. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org

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Media Contact:

Brooke Primero

Academy of Country Music

818-815-4219

brooke@acmcountry.com


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