Garth Brooks, Lady Antebellum, Keith Urban and Trisha Yearwood are confirmed to appear at gala events in the Dallas-Fort Worth area on April 17, leading up to the ACM Awards. Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town and co-host Nancy O’Dell are also slated to appear.
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Brooks and Yearwood will serve as hosts at both events, which will be taking place simultaneously at the Omni Dallas Hotel and the Fort Worth Zoo. In addition, Lady Antebellum and Hayes are scheduled to perform at the Omni event, while Urban and Little Big Town are booked for the zoo, with O’Dell assisting in co-hosting duties.
ACM Lifting Lives, the Academy’s charitable arm, will be donating funds raised from the gala events to several Texas-based organizations including Brooks’ charity, Teammates for Kids, and the Child Life Zones in Children’s Health of Dallas and Cook Children’s of Fort Worth. The gala, billed as “One Night, Two Cities, All Music,” is presented by Mattress Firm.
The ACM Awards will be held in the Dallas area for the first time on April 19. Tickets for that event – at AT&T Stadium in Arlington – are sold out. Brooks is nominated this year in the entertainer category, which he has won six times. Brooks is also the Academy’s artist of the decade for the 1990s.
“The Academy has an almost 50-year history of charitable giving and wonderful relationships with Garth and Trisha. When Garth called about hosting this event, it was the culmination of years of hard work, and furthers the missions of our organizations — healing through the power of music, and improving lives by connecting fans, artists and the industry,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music.
For more information on the gala, including ticket inquiries and sponsorship opportunities, contact ACM Lifting Lives at firstname.lastname@example.org.