Encino, CA (June 24, 2016) – ACM® Lifting Lives® Music Camp is in session this week in Nashville, Tenn. 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.
Renowned songwriter/producer Ross Copperman and artist Eric Paslay lead campers in a songwriting session, creating “Happy Together,” an original song based on campers’ personal experiences and inspirations.
Country duo Maddie & Tae dropped by the famous Wildhorse Saloon to spend time with the campers while they shared stories from the first day of camp and participated in a line dancing session.
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, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.
Photo #1 L-R: Lori Badgett, ACM Lifting Lives President, Stuart Dill, VUMC Entertainment Industry Liaison, Songwriter Ross Copperman, Tiffany Moon, EVP, Academy of Country Music, Eric Paslay, Lorie Lytle, ACM Lifting Lives Board, Elizabeth Roof, Senior Research Specialist, Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, Dr. Elisabeth Dykens, Associate Director of Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Research on Human Development
Photo #2 L-R: Marisa Fisher, Assistant Professor & ACM Lifting Lives Camp Director, Maddie & Tae, Laura Hermann, ACM Lifting Lives Assistant Camp Director, Tommy Moore, ACM Manager, Administration and Operations
Photo Credit: Getty Images/Terry Wyatt/Courtesy of ACM Lifting Lives
*High res photos available upon request
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