ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp was in session last week in Nashville, Tenn. with campers from around the country participating in a week of activities and excursions around Music City. The residential camp has the dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome while providing music enrichment through performance and education.
On Friday, the week-long camp wrapped up with a performance on the Grand Ole Opry with Jerrod Niemann. Campers sang their original song, “Livin’ On Island Time,” which they wrote at the beginning of the week with Niemann and songwriter Lance Miller.
The camp also included a trip to the Wildhorse Saloon with Lauren Alaina, a recording studio session with Jake Owen and producer Ross Copperman at Ocean Way Nashville Recording Studios and a karaoke night with Love and Theft.
The camp is a partnership between ACM Lifting Lives and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.
Click here to watch a recap of all of the events throughout ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp.
Photo #1: Jerrod Niemann performs “Livin’ On Island Time” with the campers on the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tenn. as part of ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp.
Photo #2: ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp campers with (from L-R) Lori Badgett, ACM Lifting Lives Vice President, City National Bank; Pete Fisher, ACM Lifting Lives Board Member, Vice President/General Manager, Grand Ole Opry; Rondal Richardson, Entertainment Industry Relations Manager, Vanderbilt University; Jerrod Niemann; Bob Romeo, ACM CEO; Hannah Martin, Manager, ACM Lifting Lives; Steve Emley, Manager, Fitzgerald Hartley; Paul Barnabee, ACM Lifting Lives Board Member, Sony Music Nashville; Tiffany Moon, ACM EVP/Managing Director; Bruce Bowman, ACM Lifting Lives Chairman; Marisa Fisher, PhD, BCBA, Research Fellow and Camp Director, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Courtesy of ACM Lifting Lives