ACM LIFTING LIVES CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC
He can sing and swing! Capitol Records Nashville artist Darius Rucker played host at the ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic on Saturday, March 31, 2012, at TPC Las Vegas. The Academy’s philanthropic arm brought together country music artists and record labels, as well as many music industry companies and individuals to raise dollars for charitable causes through this star-studded scramble tournament. Money raised from the event benefited the 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 ACM Awards, he performed the original song “Music From the Heart” with campers from the ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, bringing 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 charity initiatives.