The Academy of Country Music has announced a new partnership with Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp for the first-ever Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp Goes Country. The country music version of the famous interactive music camp will provide campers with the ultimate “rock star” experience. A portion of the camp’s proceeds will go to ACM Lifting Lives, the Academy’s charitable arm, which works to improve lives through the power of music.
The four-day camp will feature some of country music’s most talented artists and take place during The Week Vegas Goes Country, the week leading up to the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in the spring of 2014. The camp will wrap with a live performance by Wynonna Judd.
“Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp has a long history of making music fan’s dreams come true,” Wynonna said. “In country music, interacting with our fans is what we do best. I can’t even begin to imagine what it would have been like to have access, like this, to some of my musical heroes. I would have jumped at the chance! So, partnering with the Camp and ACM Lifting Lives is such a thrilling opportunity for me to help make dreams come true and to give back to one of our industry’s devoted charitable partners. I am really honored to be involved this year as the Camp ‘goes country’ – it’s gonna to be rockin’!”
“This marks the first time that Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy Camp has ‘gone country,’” Paul Davis, President, Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp, said. “We have been looking for the right partner for our first foray into the genre and we’re delighted the Academy is taking this leap with us to bring the inside world of country music to fans with this interactive experience.”
“We know our fans, and we know how much they’d love to get in the studio or experience a writing session with Nashville greats, so this seems like a natural partnership and something that will further enhance the fan experience during ACM Awards week,” Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music, said. “I’m thrilled that Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp has agreed to partner with us, and we’re honored that ACM Award-winning artist Wynonna would take this leap with us during our inaugural year.”
Attendees of the camp play, write and record music in a recording studio alongside famous talent from the music industry. The camp wraps with a live performance from the attendees. Campers also learn songwriting, receive instrument training and hear from industry speakers. The finale event is free and open-to-the-public.