Today, ACM Lifting Lives® announced that Darius will return to host the ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classicpresented by G. Debbas Chocolatier and GoPicnic for the fourth consecutive year on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas, Texas. The ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic, the ninth held since 2004, brings together country music artists Kix Brooks, Charles Kelley, Chris Young, Branch & Dean, and more artists to be announced as well as other members of the music community in a scramble tournament to raise funds and awareness for ACM Lifting Lives’ Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund.
This fund enables ACM Lifting Lives to respond quickly to unforeseen, immediate financial needs of music related organizations and individuals. Funds are disbursed at the discretion of a select committee made up of ACM Lifting Lives Board Members. The fund’s resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. The fund was established to honor Diane Holcomb's memory by her only daughter, Gayle Holcomb, who served four years as Chairman of the Board of the Academy of Country Music. ACM Lifting Lives has helped 45 people and given over $230,000 since its inception in 2007.
The ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic, ACM Charity Motorcycle Ride & Concert, ACM Lifting Lives “One Night, Two Cities, All Music” Gala presented by Mattress Firm, ACM Party for a Cause Festival, and more are all among the highly-anticipated events held during the ACM Awards week culminating with the 50th Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year®. The ceremony, co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, will broadcast LIVE from AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.