Some of Nashville’s most talented students will perform during the Country Music Association‘s fifth annual Keep The Music Playing All Stars Concert, slated for Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. The event will be held at the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, and will be hosted by EMI Nashville artist Eric Paslay.
“CMA’s support of music education is so important and I am honored to be part of this special event,” said Paslay. “Music was such a huge part of my childhood and I was lucky to have teachers and family who encouraged me. I can’t wait to see these talented students perform.”
The event will feature performances from five Nashville school groups including Hillwood High School Wind Ensemble; Hull-Jackson Montessori Strings; Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet and Martin Luther King Academic Magnet School Strings; John F. Kennedy Middle School Choir and Concert Band; and the McGavock High School Capital Sounds Show Choir.
“This concert is all about celebrating the next generation of musicians,” said Sarah Trahern, CMA Chief Executive Officer. “It is a special night made possible by the hundreds of artists who performed at the 2013 CMA Music Festival for free. These children are able to enjoy a first-class music education program because of the generosity of our artist community and the commitment of The CMA Foundation to support music education in our schools.”
Since 2006, proceeds from CMA Music Festival have been donated to Keep the Music Playing to provide Metro Nashville Public Schools with musical instruments and music labs. CMA has donated more than $7.6 million to Keep the Music Playing, which includes $6.5 million sent directly to Metro Nashville Public Schools.
Watch Eric Paslay’s Keep the Music Playing announcement below:
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About the AuthorJessica Nicholson is a staff writer with MusicRow Enterprises. Her previous music journalism experience includes work with Country Weekly magazine, TasteofCountry.com and Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) magazine. She holds a BBA degree in Music Business and Marketing from Belmont University. She welcomes your feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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