LUKE COMBS AND FORD PARTNER FOR SECOND YEAR
IN SUPPORT OF ‘GUITARS 4 VETS’
FOR THE “56TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™”
Donations for ‘Guitars 4 Vets’ can be made online at guitars4vets.org
LOS ANGELES, CA (April 09, 2021) – The Academyof Country Music® and dick clark productions announced today their partnership with Ford for the second consecutive year in support of Guitars 4 Vets, an organization that helps veterans cope with PTSD through the healing power of music. ACM® Entertainer of the Year nominee Luke Combs will appear in a special tribute featuring the all-new Ford F-150 leading up to his performance in the “56THACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS” (ACM Awards) at the Grand Ole Opry House.
This year, Ford is partnering with Combs through its Proud to Honor program and recently donated $500,000 to Guitars 4 Vets’ chapters around the country to help expand the program and provide more veterans the opportunity to experience the healing power of music. In the special tribute, Combs and a group of military veterans including Damon Williams, who participated in last year’s Ford Guitars 4 Vets initiative, will sing Williams’ original composition “It’s Alright”.
Proud to Honor is the military initiative by Ford Motor Company to raise awareness, strengthen existing programs and create an even more meaningful connection with our service members. For more information, please visit fordproudtohonor.com. To make a donation to Guitars 4 Vets visit guitars4vets.org.
Hosted by 15-time ACM Award winner Keith Urban and New Female Artist of the Year nominee Mickey Guyton, the 56th ACM Awards® will be broadcast live from three iconic Country Music venues: the Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe Sunday, April 18 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+.
As previously announced, the 56th ACM Awards will feature performances by Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Lee Brice, Brothers Osborne, Kane Brown, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Mickey Guyton, Ryan Hurd, Alan Jackson, Elle King, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Ashley McBryde, Maren Morris, Carly Pearce, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, The War and Treaty, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, CeCe Winans, and Chris Young.
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