ACM Lifting Lives® featured Grammy nominated vocal group Little Big Town in a house concert benefiting MUSIC & MEMORY on Thursday, November 16, 2017.  Philanthropists Johnathon and Newman Arndt graciously hosted an intimate evening of music at their Nashville estate with ticket proceeds going to Music & Memory — a fast growing non-profit organization that uses music to change the lives of people living with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive challenges.


  “The reason we all fell in love with music in the first place is because it reaches you at a depth that nothing else does,” said Little Big Town’s Jimi Westbrook. “To put music in this realm of helping people who are struggling is absolutely phenomenal, and we’re just happy to be a part of it.”


“Lifting Lives was honored to present this special evening to shine a light on Music and Memory. A special thank you to Little Big Town, Jason Owen, Bobby Simmons and the rest of the Sandbox team for such an extraordinary evening of entertainment,” said ACM CEO Pete Fisher. “We also would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Newman Arndt and Johnathon Arndt for their amazing generosity as our hosts and underwriters. The evening was clearly focused on Lifting Lives’ mission; to improve lives through the power of music.”



MUSIC & MEMORY is a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of the elderly or infirm through digital music technology, vastly improving quality of life. We train nursing home staff and other elder care professionals, as well as family caregivers, how to create and provide personalized playlists using iPods/MP3 Players and related digital audio systems that enable those struggling with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other cognitive and physical challenges to reconnect with the world through music-triggered memories. By providing access and education, and by creating a network of MUSIC & MEMORY Certified organizations, we aim to make this form of personalized therapeutic music a standard of care throughout the health care industry.


About ACM Lifting Lives

ACM Lifting Lives® is the philanthropic arm of the Academy of Country Music dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Through partnerships with artists and strong ties in the music industry, ACM Lifting Lives develops and funds music-related therapy and education programs, and serves members of the community who face unexpected hardships through its Diane Holcomb Emergency Relief Fund. Generous donations and the support of artists and fans ensure ACM Lifting Lives is able to fund everything from disaster relief and helping communities in need, to music education in schools and music camps for those with disabilities, to supporting programs that use music therapy as a means to help our veterans and wounded warriors, while providing grants to help them ease back into life. For more information, please visit