Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks on the red carpet at the ACM Lifting Lives gala.

Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks on the red carpet at the ACM Lifting Lives gala.

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Two nights before the Academy of Country Music Awards are set to kick off at AT&T Stadium, the Academy's philanthropic arm, Lifting Lives, held a huge fundraising gala Friday at the Omni Dallas Hotel in downtown Dallas. The event, co-hosted by Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, featured Lady Antebellum, Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town and Keith Urban.

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