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CMA Foundation Continues Visionary Commitment to Music Education in Metro Nashville Public Schools with $1 Million Grant for 2017

CMA Foundation Continues Visionary Commitment to Music Education in Metro Nashville Public Schools with $1 Million Grant for 2017

NASHVILLE – Country star Kelsea Ballerini and the CMA Foundation celebrated a long-standing commitment to Metro Nashville Public Schools Tuesday, awarding a $1 million grant to support initiatives aimed at strengthening music education programs and music teacher support in classrooms across the city. This donation brings CMA’s support of music teachers and education in Nashville to $11 million sin... »

CMA Foundation Board of Directors Announced

CMA Foundation Board of Directors Announced

NASHVILLE – The Country Music Association announced today the new Board of Directors for the CMA Foundation. The appointments are effective on Jan. 1, 2017. Joe Galante, Chairman of Galante Entertainment Organization, will serve as Chairman and Lon Helton, CEO of Country Aircheck, will serve as Vice Chairman for the 2017 CMA Foundation Board. The remaining members of the 2017 CMA Foundation Board ... »

CMA Foundation Announces 2017 Music Education Grant Recipients on Global Day of Giving

CMA Foundation Announces 2017 Music Education Grant Recipients on Global Day of Giving

Record $3.1 Million to be Awarded to 44 Programs – Click here to watch the #MannequinChallenge NASHVILLE – Thanks to the generosity of Country artists and fans who attend CMA Music Festival, the CMA Foundation announced its annual donation for music education, as well as grant recipients for 2017, with 44 charitable groups receiving a record $3.1 million. The grants bring CMA’s total contrib... »

Eric Paslay Visits Nashville Students on Behalf of CMA Foundation

Eric Paslay Visits Nashville Students on Behalf of CMA Foundation

NASHVILLE – Tables were turned when music students of Dodson Elementary’s Tracy Roberts, a CMA Music Teacher of Excellence, performed for UMG Nashville recording artist Eric Paslay this afternoon as part of the students’ “Angels In This Town” project, which is also the name of Paslay’s most recent single. Following the students’ performance, a Q&A was conducted during which the students ... »

Joe Galante Recognized for Service to CMA Foundation Board

Joe Galante Recognized for Service to CMA Foundation Board

NASHVILLE – Joe Galante, Chairman of the CMA Foundation Board of Directors, was honored Monday night with the CMA Foundation Chairman’s Memento during a dinner for the CMA Board of Directors at the new CMA corporate offices on Music Row. “Joe is a passionate advocate for the advancement of quality music education and CMA’s support of sustainable music education programs across the country,” said S... »

CMA Foundation Celebrates New Orleans Music Education Initiatives

CMA Foundation Celebrates New Orleans Music Education Initiatives

NASHVILLE – Top tunesmith Rob Hatch, EMI Nashville recording artist Eric Paslay, CMA Foundation Board member Victoria Shaw, and pop singer/songwriter Wrabel took over New Orleans on behalf of the CMA Foundation Tuesday for a day full of music education celebration. The day began when Shaw paid a visit to ABC affiliate WGNO-TV for an interview and performance on local news program “News With A Twis... »

On Behalf of the CMA Foundation, Kix Brooks Announces $30,000 Flood Relief Donation to Louisiana Music Programs

On Behalf of the CMA Foundation, Kix Brooks Announces $30,000 Flood Relief Donation to Louisiana Music Programs

NASHILLE – CMA Award winner Kix Brooks announced Sunday that the CMA Foundation will donate $30,000 to support music education initiatives that have been affected by recent flooding in Baton Rouge, La. The announcement came during Brooks’ set at the “Acadiana Strong” benefit concert for flood victims held in Opelousas, La. “I’m very proud of the CMA Foundation and what they’ve done for music... »

Eric Paslay Honors CMA Music Teachers of Excellence During Opry Performance

Eric Paslay Honors CMA Music Teachers of Excellence During Opry Performance

NASHVILLE – EMI Records Nashville recording artist Eric Paslay welcomed three CMA Music Teachers of Excellence to the Grand Ole Opry stage during his performance Wednesday in Nashville. In honor of his new single “Angels In This Town,” Paslay is making “Angel Visits” across the country where he highlights local residents making an impact in their community. In Music City, t... »

Country Stars Kristian Bush and Charlie Worsham Join CMA Foundation Representatives to Advocate for Music Education in Washington, DC

Country Stars Kristian Bush and Charlie Worsham Join CMA Foundation Representatives to Advocate for Music Education in Washington, DC

NASHVILLE — Country stars Kristian Bush and Charlie Worsham participated in various events across Washington, D.C. Wednesday ahead of their involvement with the National Association for Music Education’s annual Hill Day advocating for music education on behalf of the CMA Foundation. Their first stop was The National Press Club, where Bush and Worsham entertained the crowd of journalists and fans w... »

Eric Paslay Visits Washington, D.C. on Behalf of CMA Foundation for NAMM Music Education Advocacy Fly-In

Eric Paslay Visits Washington, D.C. on Behalf of CMA Foundation for NAMM Music Education Advocacy Fly-In

NASHVILLE — EMI Nashville Recording artist Eric Paslay traveled to Washington, D.C. this week on behalf of the CMA Foundation to participate in the NAMM Music Education Advocacy Fly-in. During the trip, Paslay met with legislators including Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, Congressman Jim Cooper, Senator Bob Corker, and Congressman Chuck Fleischman to relay his own experiences with music education ... »

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