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CMA Foundation Partners With Frankie Ballard and Chevrolet to Celebrate Opening of Detroit Notes for Notes Studio

CMA Foundation Partners With Frankie Ballard and Chevrolet to Celebrate Opening of Detroit Notes for Notes Studio

NASHVILLE – Chart-topping singer-guitarist Frankie Ballard joined forces Wednesday with the CMA Foundation, Chevrolet — the Official Ride of Country Music, and Warner Music Nashville to officially open the Notes for Notes recording studio at the Sports Academics Youth (S.A.Y.) Detroit Play Center. Chevrolet contributed additional funds to the CMA Foundation’s commitment to the building of the reco... »

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 o... »

John and Jacob Present CMA Foundation Grants to Nashville Music Education Programs

John and Jacob Present CMA Foundation Grants to Nashville Music Education Programs

NASHVILLE – John and Jacob made a special appearance at Musicians Corner today in Nashville to present CMA Foundation grants to the outdoor concert organizers, as well as W.O. Smith School. The grants were presented just as students from W.O. Smith Camp BackBeat wrapped their performance on the Musicians Corner stage in Centennial Park. Accepting the grants on behalf of W.O. Smith and Musici... »

CMA Foundation Presents Music Education Grant to the Quest Center

CMA Foundation Presents Music Education Grant to the Quest Center

NASHVILLE – In celebration of the generosity of Country artists and the fans who support CMA Music Festival, the CMA Foundation presented The Quest Center for Art & Community Development a $10,000 grant yesterday during Charlie Worsham’s fan club party in Nashville. Worsham is a longtime supporter of The Quest Center, a music education and resource center located in Dickson, Tenn., a largely r... »

CMA Foundation "Music Education Matters" Initiative Taps Keith Urban as a National Ambassador

CMA Foundation "Music Education Matters" Initiative Taps Keith Urban as a National Ambassador

Urban Donates Guitars to Student Musicians in CMA Foundation Partner Programs NASHVILLE – CMA and the CMA Foundation unveiled its new “Music Education Matters” campaign today during CMA Music Festival and announced that superstar Keith Urban will be the first national ambassador for the program, which provides musical instruments and teaching support to programs serving inner-city yout... »

Karen Fairchild and Joe Galante Discuss CMA Foundation with Festival Publicists

Karen Fairchild and Joe Galante Discuss CMA Foundation with Festival Publicists

NASHVILLE – CMA Foundation Board members Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town and Joe Galante spoke on behalf of the organization to a select group of industry publicists whose artists are heavily involved with the 2015 CMA Music Festival at the CMA office in Nashville Tuesday. Fairchild and Galante were on hand to express the importance of artist involvement with the Foundation’s numero... »

Maddie & Tae Host Disney Musicals in Schools Student Share on Behalf of the CMA Foundation

Maddie & Tae Host Disney Musicals in Schools Student Share on Behalf of the CMA Foundation

NASHVILLE – Dot Records recording artists Maddie & Tae brought a touch of magic to downtown Nashville today when the duo hosted the Disney Musicals in Schools Student Share at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. “We couldn’t be more excited to be here today” said the duo’s Maddie Marlow. “Tae and I both express ourselves through music, so it’s amazing to highlight how music is a good way for... »

AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X: The Foundation of the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience

AT&T U-verse Fan Fair X: The Foundation of the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience

Continuous Music on Three Stages, Autographs, Lifestyle Exhibits, Prize Giveaways, and Hunter Hayes, Little Big Town, Darius Rucker, and Chris Young are Featured Artists of the Day! NASHVILLE – AT&T U-verse® Fan Fair X is the center of the fan/artist experience at CMA Music Festival, the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience. “This event started as Fan Fair in 1972 as an annual celebration of ... »

Kix Brooks Honored as First Recipient of the CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

Kix Brooks Honored as First Recipient of the CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

NASHVILLE – Revered Country Music Hall of Fame member Reba presented the first CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award to acclaimed artist, radio personality, entrepreneur, and esteemed member of the CMA Board of Directors Kix Brooks at a prestigious evening in his honor Monday at City Winery in Nashville. “Can you imagine what it feels like to be me tonight?” Brooks asked the crowd as he accepted the A... »

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 M... »

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