June 14, 2011

Rebroadcasts of Awards Show with Darius Rucker Tomorrow and Thursday to Benefit Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

The 2011 Academy of Country Music Awards show included an inspiring performance from participants of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Lifting Lives Music Camp. The awards show and special event will re-air on the Great American Country (GAC) cable channel Wednesday, June 15, at 8 p.m., again at midnight, and also on Thursday, June 16, at 2 p.m. Each airing will be preceded by the red carpet show.

During this year's show, country music artist Darius Rucker joined 25 young adults with developmental disabilities for a once-in-a-lifetime musical event to benefit the Kennedy Center. The musical guests were all participants in the ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp held each summer at the Kennedy Center for people with Williams Syndrome, autism and other disabilities.

The campers joined Rucker to perform “Music from the Heart,” a song written collectively at the camp last summer with songwriters Brett James and Chris Young.

During the rebroadcasts, viewers will be given the opportunity to donate to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center by dialing 1-888-9-LIFTING. All proceeds benefit the Kennedy Center’s mission and research to improve the lives of persons with developmental disabilities.

Donations may also be made online at www.acmliftinglives.org  or www.kc.vanderbilt.edu.