Monday, August 26, 2013
– The Academy of Country Music announced a $700,000 contribution to ACM Lifting Lives, made on behalf of the artists who participated in the taping of "ACM Presents: Tim McGraw's Superstar Summer Night" in Las Vegas in April.
McGraw along with Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, John Fogerty, Brantley Gilbert, Faith Hill, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, Nelly, Ne-Yo, Pitbull, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum and The Band Perry participated in the taping, with more than 11 million viewers tuning in to the special on CBS.
Ticket proceeds from the taping went to ACM Lifting Lives.
"ACM Lifting Lives has done so much in the past several years with the monies raised from ACM specials, from music therapy in hospitals to tornado relief in Oklahoma," said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. "The Academy is proud to support the good work of the organization."