4th ANNUAL ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP TO TAKE PLACE THIS SUMMER IN NASHVILLE, TN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ACM LIFTING LIVES® & VANDERBILT KENNEDY CENTER ANNOUNCE

4th ANNUAL ACM LIFTING LIVES MUSIC CAMP

TO TAKE PLACE THIS SUMMER IN NASHVILLE, TN

Country Superstars Lauren Alaina, Jerrod Niemann, Jake Owen, Love and Theft and

Songwriter Dallas Davidson to Volunteer Time

ENCINO, CA (June 13, 2013) – ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will partner again for the 4th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, June 23--June 29, 2013, in Nashville, TN. Country artists Lauren Alaina, Jerrod Niemann, Jake Owen and Love and Theft, along with hit songwriter Dallas Davidson have graciously agreed to volunteer their time with the campers at various points throughout the week.

The Camp, a week-long residential program open to individuals with Williams syndrome, talented in music from around the nation, has a dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome while providing music enrichment through performance and education. ACM Lifting Lives funds the costs of the Camp in addition to providing scholarships to several campers, enabling the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to advance its mission of improving the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through research, training and service.

Campers will participate in a songwriting workshop and recording session, along with other music-oriented activities, culminating in a live performance with Jerrod Niemann on the world famous Grand Ole Opry.

Throughout the week, campers gain invaluable experience through visits from top-tier country music veterans. Prior camps have featured artist visits from Lauren Alaina, Gary Allan, Big & Rich, Kix Brooks, Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Julianne Hough, Jana Kramer, Little Big Town, Eddie Montgomery, David Lee Murphy, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, Paul Worley, Wynonna and more. This year’s camp artist/VIP visits include:

Monday, June 24th

9:00am-12noon Songwriting Workshop with Dallas Davidson and Jerrod Niemann

Tuesday, June 25th

5:00pm-7:00pm Wildhorse Saloon with Lauren Alaina

Wednesday, June 26th

9:00am-12noon Studio Day with Jake Owen

5:30pm-7:00pm Dinner & Karaoke with Love and Theft

Friday, June 28th

7:00pm-9:15pm LIVE Performance with Jerrod Niemann on the Grand Ole Opry.

Tickets for Friday evening’s performance are available now at www.opry.com.

Media RSVP: To inquire about covering any of the artist interactive elements listed above, please contact Brooke Primero at brooke@acmcountry.com or Jenelle Scott at jenelle@acmcountry.com.

To learn more about ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp or to apply for admission for 2014, please visit http://bit.ly/187FDHA.

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 funding to music-related therapy and education programs, including the organization’s flagship ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, a partnership since 2010 with Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in Nashville, TN. ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp is a week-long residential program open to individuals with Williams syndrome, talented in music from around the nation, and has a dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome while providing music enrichment through performance and education. Other Lifting Lives giving includes serving members of the country music community who face unexpected financial hardship through the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund, and partnering with music artists to improve lives. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

About Williams syndrome

Williams syndrome is a rare genetic condition (estimated to occur in 1/7,500 births) that causes medical and developmental problems. It is associated with an unusual pattern of strengths and weaknesses in linguistic and cognitive profiles, as well as intellectual

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ACM LIFTING LIVES® & VANDERBILT KENNEDY CENTER ANNOUNCE

Country Superstars Lauren Alaina, Jerrod Niemann, Jake Owen, Love and Theft and

Songwriter Dallas Davidson to Volunteer Time

ENCINO, CA (June 13, 2013) – ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will partner again for the 4th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, June 23--June 29, 2013, in Nashville, TN. Country artists Lauren Alaina, Jerrod Niemann, Jake Owen and Love and Theft, along with hit songwriter Dallas Davidson have graciously agreed to volunteer their time with the campers at various points throughout the week.

The Camp, a week-long residential program open to individuals with Williams syndrome, talented in music from around the nation, has a dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome while providing music enrichment through performance and education. ACM Lifting Lives funds the costs of the Camp in addition to providing scholarships to several campers, enabling the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to advance its mission of improving the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through research, training and service.

Campers will participate in a songwriting workshop and recording session, along with other music-oriented activities, culminating in a live performance with Jerrod Niemann on the world famous Grand Ole Opry.

Throughout the week, campers gain invaluable experience through visits from top-tier country music veterans. Prior camps have featured artist visits from Lauren Alaina, Gary Allan, Big & Rich, Kix Brooks, Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, Julianne Hough, Jana Kramer, Little Big Town, Eddie Montgomery, David Lee Murphy, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, Paul Worley, Wynonna and more. This year’s camp artist/VIP visits include:

Monday, June 24th

9:00am-12noon Songwriting Workshop with Dallas Davidson and Jerrod Niemann

Tuesday, June 25th

5:00pm-7:00pm Wildhorse Saloon with Lauren Alaina

Wednesday, June 26th

9:00am-12noon Studio Day with Jake Owen

5:30pm-7:00pm Dinner & Karaoke with Love and Theft

Friday, June 28th

7:00pm-9:15pm LIVE Performance with Jerrod Niemann on the Grand Ole Opry.

Tickets for Friday evening’s performance are available now at www.opry.com.

Media RSVP: To inquire about covering any of the artist interactive elements listed above, please contact Brooke Primero at brooke@acmcountry.com or Jenelle Scott at jenelle@acmcountry.com.

To learn more about ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp or to apply for admission for 2014, please visit http://bit.ly/187FDHA.

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 funding to music-related therapy and education programs, including the organization’s flagship ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, a partnership since 2010 with Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities in Nashville, TN. ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp is a week-long residential program open to individuals with Williams syndrome, talented in music from around the nation, and has a dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome while providing music enrichment through performance and education. Other Lifting Lives giving includes serving members of the country music community who face unexpected financial hardship through the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund, and partnering with music artists to improve lives. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.
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