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Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum to Host 2017 ACM Lifting Lives Golf Classic

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The Academy of Country Music has announced that Charles Kelley from Lady Antebellum will host the ACM Lifting Lives Golf Classic at TPC Las Vegas on April 1.

It’s the first time the eleven-time ACM Award winner will host the scramble-style golf tournament, which donates proceeds to the ACM Lifting Lives’ Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. The fund provides immediate relief to those in need in the music industry. Since its inception in 2007, the fund has distributed more than $500,000.

“I’ve been able to participate in the ACM Lifting Lives Golf Classic tournament for the past couple of years, so I’m looking forward to stepping back up onto the green again this year,” says Kelley in a press release. “Getting together with my buddies to play a round in Vegas is always the perfect way to head into the award show, especially when it’s also for a good cause.”

The 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards will be held at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 2. Airing live at 8PM ET on CBS, the awards show is the capstone event of ACM’s week-long Party for a Cause (March 30-April 2), which features performances by major and rising country artists at a variety of Vegas venues. Dubbed “The Week Vegas Goes Country,” Florida Georgia Line, Kelsea Ballerini, Jake Owen and Kelley’s Lady Antebellum are just some of the acts scheduled to perform. Tickets for the Week Vegas Goes Country/ACM Party for a Cause are currently on sale via

Kelley and Lady Antebellum head to the Party for a Cause on the heels of their 2017 tour announcement and flashy new funk-inspired single “You Look Good.”

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