ACM Lifting Lives® and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities will partner again for the 6th Annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp, June 19-June 23, 2015, in Nashville, TN. Country music artists Hunter Hayes, JT Hodges, Scotty McCreery, The Swon Brothers, songwriter Heather Morgan and songwriter/producer Ross Copperman have graciously agreed to volunteer their time with the campers at various points throughout the week.
The Camp, a week-long residential program open to individuals with Williams syndrome, talented in music from around the nation, has a dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome while providing music enrichment through performance and education. ACM Lifting Lives funds the costs of the Camp in addition to providing scholarships to several campers, enabling the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to advance its mission of improving the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families through research, training and service.
Campers will participate in a songwriting workshop and recording session, along with other music-oriented activities, culminating in a live performance on the world famous Grand Ole Opry.
Throughout the week, campers gain invaluable experience through visits from top-tier country music veterans. Prior camps have featured artist visits from Lauren Alaina, Gary Allan, Lee Brice, Kix Brooks, Luke Bryan, Brett Eldredge, JT Hodges, Julianne Hough, Casey James, Chris Janson, Jana Kramer, Lance Miller, Eddie Montgomery, David Lee Murphy, Jerrod Niemann, Jake Owen, LeAnn Rimes, Darius Rucker, Carrie Underwood, Paul Worley, Wynonna, Big & Rich, Little Big Town, Love and Theft, The Band Perry, The Swon Brothers and more. This year’s schedule includes:
Friday, June 19: Songwriting Workshop with Ross Copperman and Heather Morgan (9:00am-11:30am)
Saturday, June 20: Wildhorse Saloon with JT Hodges (5:00pm-7:30pm)
Sunday, June 21: Dinner & Karaoke with The Swon Brothers (5:30pm-7:00pm)
Monday, June 22: Studio Day at Ocean Way with Hunter Hayes and producer Ross Copperman (9:00am-11:30am)
Bluebird Café with Scotty McCreery (2:30pm-3:30pm)
Tuesday, June 23: LIVE Performance with Hunter Hayes on the Grand Ole Opry. Tickets for Tuesday evening’s performance are available now at www.opry.com. Others scheduled for the Opry that night include Rascal Flatts, Larry Gatlin & the Gatlin Brothers, and more.