Kip Moore Sydney’s wish to attend the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards™ come true

A 15-year-old South Texas girl will see her wish come true at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards on April 15 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Academy of Country Music® and Multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter, Kip Moore, are working with Make-A-Wish to make Sydney’s one-true wish come true. Moore, inspired by his latest video, “Last Shot,” which portrays the uplifting outlook of making every day count, donated the funds necessary to fully-fund a wish to Make-A-Wish.


Sydney recently learned her wish would come true in a truly remarkable way—with a surprise video from Moore, available to watch here. Not only did Moore tell Sydney her wish was coming true, but he also invited her to be his guest at his ACM Party for a Cause: Stoney’s Tailgate Party taking place Friday Night, in advance of the 53rd ACM Awards and meet some of his country music friends. 


Sydney, who has battled a critical illness since birth, has always loved music. After learning Make-A-Wish would grant her wish, she knew almost immediately a once-in-a-lifetime music experience shared with her entire family was exactly what she would wish for. Sydney’s wish would not be possible without the dedication and support of the Academy of Country Music and country musician, Kip Moore. Since 2005, the ACM has granted a wish every year for a child who wished to attend the Awards. 


A wish plays an important role in a child’s medical treatment. Research shows that a wish can help a child build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Make-A-Wish is currently only able to grant the wish of one of out of every two eligible children in the U.S. To join Kip Moore and others to “Adopt-A-Wish.” The Adopt-A-Wish program provides a unique opportunity to make an immediate, direct and substantial impact in the life of a child with a critical illness. After each qualifying gift to Make-A-Wish, donors are dedicated a specific wish.

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Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child's wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child's treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in the United States and in 50 countries worldwide. Together, generous donors, supporters, staff and 33,000 volunteers across the U.S., grant a wish every 34 minutes, on average, somewhere in the country. Since 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted more than 285,000 wishes to children in the U.S. and its territories; more than 15,300 in 2017 alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish America, visit



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