Charles Kelley, Darius Rucker hosting first-ever ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off

Tournament taking place Saturday, April 15th at the Las Vegas MGM Grand Hotel & Casino

The Academy of Country Music has unveiled that eleven-time ACM Award winner Charles Kelley of multi-platinum trio Lady Antebellum, and multi-platinum country music star Darius Rucker will host the first-ever ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off on Saturday, April 14th at Topgolf Las Vegas at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino during the highly-anticipated Sixth Annual ACM Party for a Cause.

An update to the ACM Lifting Lives Golf Classic, the inaugural event will provide fans a unique opportunity to take in LIVE performances from the hottest new talent in country music, all while artists compete in a tournament of golf skills. Fans can reserve premium Topgolf bays with stage views, food and beverage, and compete in their own competition to win various prizes, including an artist meet and greet. For non-golfers, general admission tickets are available for fans to hangout and enjoy the show. Performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Following in the legacy of the ACM Lifting Lives Golf Classic, the ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off will raise funds and awareness for the ACM Lifting Lives Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Established in 2007 by former Academy of Country Music and ACM Lifting Lives Board Chair Gayle Holcomb, in honor of her mother, the Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund responds quickly to unforeseen, immediate financial needs of music related organizations and individuals.

Tickets are on sale now via for $35 each.

The ACM Lifting Lives Topgolf Tee-Off is part of the Sixth Annual ACM Party for a Cause festivities set to take over the Las Vegas Strip April 12-15th leading up to and immediately following the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards, Country Music’s Party of the Year, which will broadcast live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 15th at 8 pm ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan are out as hosts, but new ones will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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