Camp is in session! The ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp has been in full swing all week long in Nashville with campers from across the country participating in a variety of musical activities. The residential camp, sponsored by ACM Lifting Lives, allows researchers to study Williams syndrome and other developmental disabilities while providing music enrichment through performance and education.
The camp kicked off on Monday with a songwriting session with Brett Eldredge and David Lee Murphy. Later that day, Lauren Alaina paid campers a visit and participated in karaoke with them at the Nashville club, Winner’s.
“The campers were just amazing to work with,” Brett said. “It was really a cool experience to do this and I want to do it a lot more. It really brightened my day. They were so enthusiastic about music and it also showed me how important music is to my life, everybody’s life. When we walked in there, their faces lit up. We were playing songs and my face lit up and I felt so alive doing that.”
Watch the songwriting session here:
Wednesday, Luke Bryan and producer Paul Worley took the campers into the studio to record their original song, “We’re Having a Party.” Thursday evening campers enjoyed a campsite cookout with Jana Kramer. They will wrap up their week at camp on Friday with a live performance at the Grand Ole Opry with Big & Rich.
Watch the recording session here:
ACM Lifting Lives is the charitable arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Each year, ACM Lifting Lives provides grants to music therapy and education programs while serving members of the country music community who face unexpected medical or financial hardship. For more information, please visit www.ACMLiftingLives.org.