Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus hit the links on Saturday, April 4, 2009 to host the 6th annual ACM Celebrity Golf Classic. Joining the fun were Kix Brooks, Steve Azar and Kate & Kacey.

Held at beautiful TPC Las Vegas, the event catered exclusively to a sold-out group of 120 golfers. Money raised from the event goes to Lifting Lives, the charitable arm of the Academy that supports organizations that are improving lives through music.

The 2009 tournament is sponsored by the Cox Family Foundation and co-sponsored by Sound Image, Live Nation and Jennison & Rende. Participating sponsors included Fitzgerald Hartley, Richards & Southern, William Morris Agency, CAA, McGhee Entertainment, First Community Bank, The Woodlands, PING, ALDILA, Dr. Pepper and Coors. Contributing sponsors included Palace of Auburn Hills, C3 Presents, Ghost Entertainment, Knocti Harbor, Wilson Events, Bu-La Productions, Turning Stone Casino, Agency for the Performing Arts, Signature Entertainment, Meadowbrook, Goldenvoice, Neaderlander Concerts, Blue Hat and Houston Rodeo.