Country Artists Raise $36,000 For ACM Lifting Lives
March 26, 2014 at 11:39 AM (PT)
Kudos to Country artists TYLER FARR, CHASE RICE, THOMAS RHETT, CHRIS STAPLETON, JOSH THOMPSON, THE SWON BROTHERS, RANDY ROGERS BAND, KRISTIAN BUSH, WADE BOWEN, JOSH ABBOTT and KYLE PARK for donating a portion of ticket sales from their recent concerts to ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC’s (ACM) "ACM LIFTING LIVES." As a result of their efforts over the past three months, the artists have raised more than $36,000 for the charity.
The artists partnered up with venues BILLY BOB’S/FORT WORTH, BUCK OWENS’ CRYSTAL PALACE/BAKERSFIELD, BUCKHEAD THEATRE/ATLANTA, COYOTE JOE’S/CHARLOTTE, DENIM & DIAMONDS/MESA, AZ and WICHITA FALLS, TX, DUSTY ARMADILLO/ROOTSOWN, OH, JOE’S BAR/CHICAGO, and ROCKIN’ RODEO/MIDLAND, TX, to make the donations possible.
"As we look toward the future, the board set a goal this year to grow ACM LIFTING LIVES as a recognizable name and to promote what we do as an organization on a national level," said ACM LIFTING LIVES Manager HANNAH MARTIN. "We couldn't be more proud of the success of these club benefit shows and with the continued support of club owners and artists across the country we are hopeful that this will be an annual initiative to spread our mission for years to come!"