Sunday, April 15, 2018

ACM Stories, Songs & Stars: A Songwriter’s Event Benefitting ACM Lifting Lives®

On Friday night, the Academy of Country Music® presented ACM Stories, Songs & Stars: A Songwriter’s Event Benefitting ACM Lifting Lives® at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino as part of the 6th Annual ACM Party for a Cause®. Portions of event proceeds benefitted ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music.
Lee Brice and Lauren Alaina

Hosted by Storme Warren, the event featured performances by country music’s most distinguished songwriters and celebrated artists including Lee Brice, Little Big Town, Lori McKenna, Midland, Jon Pardi, Thomas Rhett, Cole Swindell and 53rd ACM Awards® Songwriter of the Year nominees Rhett Akins, Ashley Gorley, Hillary Lindsey, Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne, plus surprise guests including Cam, Kip Moore, and Liz Rose.
Lori McKenna

 Rhett Akins was announced as the winner of this year’s ACM Songwriter of the Year award, which was presented to him by reigning Songwriter of the Year award winner Lori McKenna. Midland was also presented with trophies for their previously announced ACM Award win for New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year. Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally, and Rhett Akins were onstage for the surprise presentation.
Little Big Town
 An upscale evening modeled after an old-fashioned guitar pull, ACM Stories, Songs & Stars featured ACM Songwriter of the Year nominees – ranging from the most commercially successful to the most critically-acclaimed composers – alongside some of the biggest names in country music performing the songs they composed, telling the stories behind how those collaborations came together.
Kip Moore

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