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Academy Of Country Music Launching COVID-19 Response Fund

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The Academy Of Country Music has announced the creation of the ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund to assist individuals working in the country music industry who are suffering financial crisis as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

iHeartMedia's leading country radio host Bobby Bones introduced the fund in a special package during "ACM Presents: Our Country," which was broadcast on April 5 on the CBS Television Network and on CBS All Access.

The COVID-19 Response Fund will begin with an initial endowment of $250,000, with an additional matching fund against Academy of Country Music partners, sponsors and third-party donors of up to $250,000.

Partners, sponsors, and donors include The Bobby Bones Show, FirstNet, Built with AT&T, and Amazon Music.

The fund will be available to country music industry professionals who demonstrate immediate financial needs due to COVID-19 and meet the outlined criteria. Those in need can apply for funds at ACMLiftingLives.org.

"With this new ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund, we hope to help alleviate some of the burden our music community faces," said Lyndsay Cruz, Executive Director of ACM Lifting Lives.

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