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Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will host the 2015 ACM Lifting Lives Benefit Concert

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The country music power couple will host the Academy of Country Music’s Lifting Lives event just two days before the ACM Awards.

ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic division of the Academy of Country Music, will host a fundraising gala called “One Night, Two Cities, All Music” in April. Country music sweethearts Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will host the event, which consists of two shows occurring simultaneously at the Omni Dallas Hotel and the Fort Worth Zoo.

Lady Antebellum and Hunter Hayes will perform at The Omni. Keith Urban will headline at the Fort Worth Zoo, with Little Big Town as a special guest. Brooks and Yearwood will alternate between both locations throughout the evening, and Entertainment Tonight anchor Nancy O’Dell will co-host at the Fort Worth Zoo.

The event will benefit several Texas-based nonprofit organizations, including local children’s charities and Teammates for Kids, which Brooks co-founded in 1999.

“The Academy has an almost 50-year history of charitable giving and wonderful relationships with Garth and Trisha,” said Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. “When Garth called about hosting this event, it was the culmination of years of hard work, and furthers the missions of our organizations — healing through the power of music, and improving lives by connecting fans, artists and the industry.”

The 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, co-hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, will air on Sunday, April 19.

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Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood will host the 2015 ACM Lifting Lives Benefit Concert