Hunter Hayes Helps Open Atlanta Notes for Notes Studio on Behalf of CMA Foundation

Hunter Hayes Helps Open Atlanta Notes for Notes Studio on Behalf of CMA Foundation

NASHVILLE – CMA Award winner Hunter Hayes was on hand Saturday on behalf of the CMA Foundation to open the Notes for Notes studio at the Joseph B. Whitehead Boys and Girls Club in Atlanta.

The multi-instrumentalist met and toured the recording space with Notes for Notes youth and performed his new single “21” as the ceremonial first song to christen the studio. Members of Hayes’ band also jammed on drums and bass with students in attendance.

CMA Foundation charity partner Notes for Notes designs, equips, and staffs after-school recording studios inside Boys and Girls Clubs offering youth the opportunity to explore, create, and record music for free. Studios provide instruments, instruction, and access to state-of-the-art recording equipment.

CMA created the nonprofit (501C3) CMA Foundation in 2011. Guided by the generosity of the Country Music community, the CMA Foundation focuses on improving and sustaining music education programs everywhere while supporting worthwhile causes important to the Country Music Association. To date, the CMA Foundation has donated more than $11 million to music education initiatives across the country. Grants are made on behalf of artists such as Hayes who participate each year for free during CMA Music Festival.

For more information, visit CMAfoundation.org.

 

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Hunter Hayes (center) with Notes for Notes CEO/Founder Philip Gilley and CMA Community Outreach Manager Tiffany Kerns at the opening of the Notes for Notes studio at the Joseph B. Whitehead Boys and Girls Club in Atlanta Saturday, July 18. Photo Credit: Ross Tyler
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(front, l-r) Notes for Notes youth Giovanni and Michael Young; (middle, l-r) Stephen Schmidt, Casio America Vice President, Electronic Music Division; Hunter Hayes; Tiffany Kerns, CMA Community Outreach Manager; Dwayne Willis, Joseph B. Whitehead Boys and Girls Club Executive Director; (back, l-r) Philip Gilley, Notes for Notes Founder/CEO; Rod Hare, Notes for Notes Chairman of the Board. Photo Credit: Ross Tyler