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ACM launches COVID-19 Response Fund for country music industry

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Posted at 1:15 PM, Apr 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 20:03:14-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Academy of Country Music's philanthropy ACM Lifting Lives is launching a COVID-19 Response Fund to raise money for county music industry workers who are being impacted by the pandemic.

Radio host Bobby Bones will introduce the fund during ACM Presents: Our Country on Sunday, April 5 on NewsChannel 5.

The response fund will start with an initial $250,000 endowment and an additional matching fund against AMC partners, sponsors and third-party donors of up to $250,000.

"ACM Lifting Lives is proud to have a long-standing history of supporting individuals in the country music industry who need some assistance getting back on their feet during these unfortunate times, with the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund,” said Lyndsay Cruz, Executive Director of ACM Lifting Lives. “With this new ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund, we hope to help alleviate some of the burden our music community faces; including the musicians, bus drivers, tour crews, songwriters, the list goes on and on during these unprecedented times."

It will be available for country music industry employees who need immediate financial assistance due to the coronavirus. Those in need or wanting to donate can do so by clicking here.