Darius Rucker Teams with ACM Lifting Lives

Posted by Kersty Boll on 03/29/2011
Darius Rucker

Chart-topping country music star Darius Rucker and ACM Lifting Lives are partnering for a once-in-a-lifetime musical event to benefit the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center.
For the first time performing together, twenty-five ACM Lifting Lives music campers with developmental disabilities will join Rucker on the ACM Awards stage to perform “Music from the Heart,” a song the campers wrote collectively last summer with ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp songwriters Brett James and Chris Young.
"People with disabilities often have rare abilities, and in some cases those abilities involve a special talent or affinity for music," said Rucker. "I am honored to join ACM Lifting Lives and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center to highlight how music can better the lives of young people with developmental disabilities on country music’s biggest night."
The special moment will be performed during the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Sunday, April 3  (8:00 p.m. ET/delayed PT on CBS.