The Academy of Country Music announced that they will launch a digital series, ACM Lifting Lives Presents The Check-In. The Check-In will feature candid conversations with many Country artists to raise awareness of and destigmatize mental health issues.
The first two episodes were just released and feature John Osborne from Brothers Osborne and Lindsay Ell. Other episodes forthcoming will feature Jimmie Allen, Chase Bryant, Brett Eldredge, Michael Ray, Caitlyn Smith, and more. In a statement from Executive Director Lyndsay Cruz, she said "ACM Lifting Lives is proud to launch The Check-In, revealing a new side of the artists whose songs so often provide comfort to use during our times of need. The series allows artists to open up and show strength through their vulnerability and in the process acknowledge that they too are susceptible to the same mental and emotional challenges as fans all over the world."
What a WONDERFUL program this is!! The more we have people talking about this and having frank discussions, especially when they are people with platforms like our favorite Country artists, the more we can all help and help those in need.
Here are the first two episodes just released.