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article imageACM Awards to feature Jewel, Strait, Brooks and popular Fan Jam

By Tim O'Brien     Apr 1, 2013 in Entertainment
Not only were the performances announced for the ACM Awards, to be handed out April 7 on CBS, so was a special event featuring Jewel.
In what is now its fifth time, ACM Live is part of the annual award show and it features an artist and a cause. Jewel will partner with ACM Lifting LivesĀ® to perform "Hands" combined with a new song titled, "Fill a Heart. "
It will be presented by ConAgra Foods' Child Hunger Ends Here campaign.
"I'm so honored to perform this year's ACM Lifting Lives moment and support ConAgra Foods' Child Hunger Ends Here campaign. It's an important cause I hold near and dear to my heart, and this is a wonderful way to give back and raise awareness, said Jewel.
"Fill a Heart" was written by Tori Kelly. "Tori wrote such a beautiful song, and I hope it serves as a wake up call to everyone about how widespread a problem this is in the United States," added Jewel.
This feature has shined a spotlight on matters such as this. "The Academy has been dedicated to improving lives through the power of music for 40 years, and this is the fifth year we've included an ACM Lifting Lives moment in the ACM Awards," said Hannah Martin, Manager, ACM Lifting Lives.
Meanwhile, the night will also feature special performances by George Strait and Garth Brooks, who will honor Dick Clark. On this night, the Artist of the Decade award will now be named after Clark. The last two winners of that award or Strait and Brooks.
In the conference call it was noted that Strait and Brooks will sing some of their hits separately and then come together and honor Clark.
Other performances announced included Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift and Keith Urban performing together. Hunter Hayes will be joined on stage by Stevie Wonder. Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley and Hayes highlight the Fan Jam. Kelly Clarkson is also scheduled to appear.
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