Kix Brooks' Little Sister Led Him To Get Music In Metro Schools

Kix Brooks' Little Sister Led Him To Get Music In Metro Schools

About 10 years ago, there were few, if any, music programs in public schools here in Music City.

Today, every Nashville public school kid has access to an instrument — and they can thank Kix Brooks’ little sister Lisa for that.

Kix Brooks spearheaded the creation of the Keep the Music Playing campaign, funded from proceeds from the CMA Music Fest, which has dumped more than $7 million into Metro schools for music ed since 2006.

The program so far has provided more than 6,000 music instruments for 144 Metro schools, and funds recording studios at the Boys & Girls Club, a music summer camp at W.O. Smith school and a song-lyric writing class for kids at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

It’s one of his many efforts to help others; on March 2, Brooks will receive the first-ever CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award.

And it started with his little sister.

Read the full story at Tennessean.com.