ACM’s George Strait Tribute Concert Leads to $750,000 Endowment

Ticket sales from a sold-out tribute concert to George Strait earlier this year have resulted in a $750,000 endowment to the Academy of Country Music’s philanthropic fund, ACM Lifting Lives. Taped in Las Vegas in April, George Strait: ACM Artist of the Decade All Star Concert attracted 10 million viewers when it aired on CBS in May. All participating artists donated their time, including Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Brooks & Dunn, Jamie Foxx, Faith Hill, Jack Ingram, Alan Jackson, Jamey Johnson, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw, Montgomery Gentry, John Rich, LeAnn Rimes, Blake Shelton, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and Lee Ann Womack.