Singers With Disabilities To Perform At Academy Of Country Music Awards
A group of young adults with developmental disabilities will perform with country music star Darius Rucker during the Academy of Country Music Awards this Sunday on CBS.
The 25 young adults with autism, Williams syndrome and other disabilities were participants at a music camp at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center in Nashville last summer. At the camp, they worked with songwriters Brett James and Chris Young to write a song called “Music from the Heart.”
Now, they will join Rucker to perform the song during the nationally televised awards show.
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“Some extraordinary men and women who live with developmental disabilities but posses rare musical gifts will join me on stage to share their hearts and their talents in a never before seen performance,” said Rucker of the event.
Rucker, who now performs as a country artist, previously was the frontman for Hootie & the Blowfish.
During the awards show, TV viewers will also be asked to donate to the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center, which conducts research and offers programing for individuals with developmental disabilities.