Garth Brooks + Trisha Yearwood to Host ACM Lifting Lives Benefit Gala
The 50th anniversary ACM Awards will be the place to be in mid-April, and now, even more stars are getting in on the fun. Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will host the "One Night, Two Cities, All Music" fundraising gala to benefit ACM Lifting Lives.
On April 17, Brooks and Yearwood will host two events, both featuring a cocktail reception followed by dinner and live music. The event at the Omni Dallas Hotel will star Lady Antebellum and Hunter Hayes, while another at the Fort Worth Zoo will have Keith Urban and Little Big Town. Brooks and Yearwood will alternate between both parties, which are expected to be attended by many of the nominees and other celebrities.
“The Academy has an almost 50-year history of charitable giving and wonderful relationships with Garth and Trisha," Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music says. "When Garth called about hosting this event, it was the culmination of years of hard work, and furthers the missions of our organizations -- healing through the power of music and improving lives by connecting fans, artists and the industry."
ACM Lifting Lives will donate funds from the evening to several Texas-based charities, including Brooks' Teammates for Kids and the Child Life Zones in Children’s Health of Dallas and Cook Children’s of Fort Worth.
The ACM has also announced that additional tickets for the 50th ACM Awards and this year's ACM Party for a Cause, which will be held April 17 and 18, will be available on Friday (Feb. 20) here. Tickets sold out in a record 18 minutes when they went on sale last year.
Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan will return to co-host the 2015 ACM Awards, which will air live from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on April 19 at 8 PM ET on CBS. See a complete list of nominees here.
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