The eighth annual ACM Lifting Lives® Music Camp is in session this week in Nashville with campers from around the country participating in a week of activities and excursions around Music City. The residential camp has the dual purpose of studying Williams syndrome while providing music enrichment through performance and education.
Two-time ACM Awards co-host Dierks Bentley and renowned songwriter/producer Ross Copperman lead campers in a songwriting session, creating “I Love Big,” an original song based on campers’ personal experiences and inspirations.
On Friday, June 23, nationally syndicated on-air personality Bobby Bones dropped by the Seacrest Studios to spend time with the campers and participated in a Q&A on-air for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
On Sunday, June 25, platinum-selling recording artist Jerrod Niemann dropped by and participated in a karaoke event at Winner’s Bar & Grill with the campers and performed some of his hits.
Moved by a sweet dedication of Niemann's smash hit "What Do You Want," he shocked a camper by joining in on an ovation-worthy duet.
The camp is a partnership between ACM Lifting Lives and Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. For more information on ACM Lifting Lives, visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.
Photo: Jerrod Niemann with ACM Lifting Lives Music Campers
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Terry Wyatt/Courtesy of ACM Lifting Lives
Last Updated: 6/26/2017 1:55:23 PM
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