Darius Rucker to Host ACM Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic

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On April 2, The Academy of Country Music announced Darius Rucker would be the returning host of this years Academy of Country Music Lifting Lives Celebrity Golf Classic presented by G. Debbas Chocolatier and GoPicnic. In celebration of the 50th Annual ACM Awards, this event will bring together country artists such as Kix Brooks, Charles Kelley, Chris Young, Branch & Dean and many more to raise funds and awareness for ACM Lifting Lives’ Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund.

This fund enables ACM Lifting Lives to respond quickly to unforeseen, immediate financial needs of music related organizations and individuals. Funds are disbursed at the discretion of a select committee made up of ACM Lifting Lives Board Members. The fund’s resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. The fund was established to honor Diane Holcomb’s memory by her only daughter, Gayle Holcomb, who served four years as Chairman of the Board of the Academy of Country Music. ACM Lifting Lives has helped 45 people and given over $230,000 since its inception in 2007.

The golf tournament will be held on Saturday, April 18th at the Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas, Texas. For more information, please visit