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ACM Awards 2019 Announce "Party For A Cause" Events & Performers
The 54th American Country Music Awards hosted by Reba McEntire is coming to Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 7, and surrounding the show are ACM's four "Party for a Cause" weekend events at the MGM Grand's Marquee Ballroom and Topgolf facility. GRAMMY winners including songwriters Shane McAnally, Lori McKenna, Josh Osborne, and singer/songwriter Darius Rucker are signed up to raise money for ACM's charitable arm Lifting Lives and to make the April 5–7 ACM weekend unforgettable.
McAnally, McKenna and Osborne will be part of the performing panel on Friday, April 5 for "ACM Stories, Songs & Stars," along with GRAMMY-nominated songwriters Rhett Akins, Ross Copperman, Ashley Gorley, and Chase McGill. They'll be sharing the stories behind works such as McKenna's Best Country Song GRAMMY winners, "Girl Crush" performed by Little Big Town and "Humble And Kind" performed by Tim McGraw.
Rucker will co-host Saturday, April 6th's "ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off" with Scotty McCreery, who will also be among the event's musical performers. In addition to being a celebrity golfer, Rucker was recently named an official brand ambassador for the PGA Tour.
That night at the Marquee Ballroom, the "ACM Decades" concert will combine evergreen classics with new favorites including performances by GRAMMY nominees Tracy Lawrence, Jamie O'Neal and Michael Ray.
On April 7 itself, after the 2019 ACM Awards have all been announced, Big Kenny of Big & Rich will be hosting the official after-party with Shawn Parr. In addition to Big Kenny himself, GRAMMY nominated performers that night include AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys, Cassadee Pope and Brett Young.
Additional details, tickets and special packages are available at the Party for a Cause website. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to ACM Lifting Lives, supporting music education and musicians-in-need initiatives including disaster relief, music therapy and more.