Photo (L-R): Fred Stallcup, ACM Lifting Lives President Bill Mayne, ACM Lifting Lives Vice President Lori Badgett, Danny Rivera, Thomas Hewlett Photo: Randi Radcliff/Courtesy of ACM Lifting Lives®

Sweetwater Rain recently stopped by Curb Records to present ACM Lifting Lives®, the charitable arm of the Academy, with a $10,000 donation.  ACM Lifting Lives board members, President Bill Mayne and Vice President Lori Badgett, were on hand to accept the generous contribution. 

Sweetwater Rain’s debut single, “Starshine” was released in the fall of 2012 which quickly climbed the Billboard charts to hit Billboard Top 50.  The music video for “Starshine” can be seen on GAC, CMT, and TCN and has garnered over 100,000 views on YouTube.  The trio is gearing up to release their sophomore single, “Pray For Me,” in the summer of 2013 while touring across the U.S. 

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