08/05/2013

Miles & Music for Kids Featured as the August ACM Lifting Lives "My Cause."

ACM Lifting Lives® has announced that the August “My Cause” web feature will spotlight Dierks and his charity organization, Miles & Music For Kids. The web feature drives awareness of artist-supported charitable organizations and supports fundraising efforts for those philanthropies.

This month, “My Cause: Miles & Music For Kids” highlights a celebrity motorcycle ride and concert started by Dierks. With the help of country music fans and artist friends, Dierks has raised over $2.5 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals across the country. Twelve events have been held in 7 U.S. cities since the inaugural event in Nashville in 2006.

My Cause is a way for ACM Lifting Lives to tangibly demonstrate the Academy’s support of country music artists. Many people have been helped by these fantastic charities, and ACM Lifting Lives bolsters that support by increasing awareness and funding for these very deserving causes. Over the past two years, ACM Lifting Lives has donated more than $190,000 to artists’ favorite charities through this program, and will again make a donation in addition to driving fan awareness. Watch Dierks explain what Miles & Music is all about in the video below.