lifting lives




ACM Lifting Lives® announced today that the December “My Cause” web feature will spotlight producer/songwriter Ross Copperman and the charity organization, ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp.  Copperman’s passion for the program began after participating in the 2013 ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp recording session at Ocean Way Studios in Nashville.  Serving as guest producer, Copperman helped the developmentally disabled campers record a song that they penned earlier in the week with Jerrod Niemann and Lance Miller.

My Cause is a way for ACM Lifting Lives to tangibly demonstrate the Academy’s support of country music artists.  Many people have been helped by these fantastic charities, and ACM Lifting Lives bolsters that support by increasing awareness and funding for these very deserving causes.  Over the past two years, ACM Lifting Lives has donated more than $190,000 to artists’ favorite charities through this program, and will again make a donation in addition to driving fan awareness.

This month, “My Cause: ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp” highlights a week-long residential program powered by ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.  The Nashville based camp 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.  Throughout the week, campers gain invaluable experience through visits from top-tier country music veterans. 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.

Watch the December “My Cause” video and donate to this cause.

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. Through generous donations and the support of artists and fans, 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