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02/14/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/14/2018 13:04

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC PRESENTS ACM STORIES, SONGS & STARS: A SONGWRITER'S EVENT BENEFITTING ACM LIFTING LIVES LEE BRICE, ASHLEY GORLEY, SHANE MCANALLY, LORI MCKENNA & THOMAS[...]

02/14/2018

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC PRESENTS ACM STORIES, SONGS & STARS: A SONGWRITER'S EVENT BENEFITTING ACM LIFTING LIVES LEE BRICE, ASHLEY GORLEY, SHANE MCANALLY, LORI MCKENNA & THOMAS RHETT ANNOUNCED AS PERFORMERS

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC® PRESENTS

ACM STORIES, SONGS & STARS:

A SONGWRITER'S EVENT BENEFITTING ACM LIFTING LIVES®

LEE BRICE, ASHLEY GORLEY, SHANE MCANALLY,

LORI MCKENNA & THOMAS RHETT ANNOUNCED AS PERFORMERS

EVENT TO TAKE PLACE FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018 AT THE JOINT, HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO

AS PART OF THE 6TH ANNUAL ACM PARTY FOR A CAUSE®

IN ADVANCE OF THE 53RD ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™

TWEET: Performers announced for ACM Stories, Songs & Stars, a songwriter's event benefiting ACM Lifting Lives during #ACMParty for a Cause! Tix available NOW! https://www.partyforacause.com

2017 ACM Party for a Cause: Songwriter Showcase (Photo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for ACM)

ENCINO, CA (February 14, 2018) - The Academy of Country Music® will present a songwriter event, ACM Stories, Songs & Stars, on Friday, April 13, 2018 at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as part of the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®. Country music's most distinguished songwriters and celebrated artists including Lee Brice, Ashley Gorley, Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, and Thomas Rhett have been revealed today as performers for the special event. Additional performers and attendees, including ACM Songwriter of the Year nominees, will be announced in the coming weeks. Portions of event proceeds will benefit ACM Lifting Lives®, which works to lift lives through the power of music.

An upscale evening modeled after an old-fashioned guitar pull, ACM Stories, Songs & Stars will feature 53rd ACM Awards® Songwriter of the Year nominees - ranging from the most commercially successful to the most critically-acclaimed composers - alongside some of the biggest names in country music performing the songs they composed, telling the stories behind how those collaborations came together. The celebration will also highlight surprise performers sharing the stories behind their biggest hits.

VIP table seating on the floor will be an exclusive experience including a cocktail reception and dinner. Additionally, seated tickets are available on the floor, mezzanine and balcony. Tickets starting at $55 are available for purchase NOW at www.PartyForaCause.com. For VIP table seating, email [email protected].

ACM Stories, Songs & Stars is part of the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® signature events set to take over the Las Vegas Strip April 12-15, 2018 leading up to and immediately following the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music's Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

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. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Generous donations and the support of artists and fans ensure ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

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Academy of Country Music Contacts:

Brooke Primero [email protected] 818-788-8000

Melissa Moldovan [email protected] 818-788-8000

PMK•BNC Contacts:

Brian Rubin [email protected] 310-854-4800

Christina Canseco [email protected] 310-854-4800

Pipere Boggio [email protected] 310-854-4800

Hallie Sawyer [email protected] 212-582-1111?€‹