The Academy of Country Music and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities have announced their partnership for the second annual ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp in Nashville from June 26th until July 2nd, 2011. Participating artists include Carrie Underwood, Gary Allan, Little Big Town, Wynonna, and songwriters Odie Blackmon and Brett James, as well as producer Mark Bright.
A one-week program, the camp promotes musical education for children with developmental disabilities who have musical talents. It also serves as a chance to research Williams Syndrome. Children will participate in songwriting workshops; and the week ends with a special musical performance at the Grand Ole Opry on July 1st.