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Dawn of the Shawn. (4/21a)
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The Academy of Country Music had a tremendous 2016 with an array of events, including the 51st ACM Awards, ACM Honors and more. The org even reached a whopping 11.7m viewers with "special country music moments" during primetime in September alone and received $1.5m for ACM Lifting Lives—its highest-ever annual donation.
Seen on the fast track to Santa's nice list are the Academy of Country Music Officers and ACM Lifting Lives Board of Directors: Paul Moore (Parliamentarian), Carmen Romano (Treasurer), Duane Clark (Vice President), Tommy Moore (Secretary), Ken Tucker (Chairman), Lori Badgett (Past ACM Lifting Lives Chairman), Ed Warm (ACM LL Chairman), Ben Vaughn (President) and Tiffany Moon (ACM EVP, Managing Director).
“The important work ACM Lifting Lives does in improving lives through the power of music is only possible because of the incredible artists and industry friends who donate their time and talent to ACM events, period,” said Moon. “We will continue to make every charitable dollar we spend stretch to reach those who need it most. It’s a process we all feel privileged to be a part of, and we’re grateful to the ACM and Lifting Lives Boards for their support.”