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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 ... »

CMA Foundation Sponsors Disney Musicals In Schools Students Performance

CMA Foundation Sponsors Disney Musicals In Schools Students Performance

NASHVILLE — Students from six Metro Nashville Public Schools took to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center stage in Nashville Tuesday for the annual Disney Musicals in Schools Student Share, sponsored by the CMA Foundation. The students, representing Margaret Allen Middle Prep, Robert Churchwell Museum Magnet Elementary, Robert E. Lillard Elementary, Rose Park Magnet Math and Science Middle Prep, S... »

For the First Time, 50 Music Teachers Receive Accolades and Grants From CMA Foundation

For the First Time, 50 Music Teachers Receive Accolades and Grants From CMA Foundation

CMA Music Teacher of Excellence Award Program Celebrates Music Educators in Nashville NASHVILLE – For the first time in the nation, 50 music teachers from one district are being recognized for their dedication to their students, commitment to teaching, and their undeniable role in enriching the community and their individual schools. The inaugural CMA Music Teacher of Excellence honors were held T... »

Kacey Musgraves and Shane McAnally Visit Austin Students on Behalf of CMA Foundation

Kacey Musgraves and Shane McAnally Visit Austin Students on Behalf of CMA Foundation

Kacey Musgraves (center) and Shane McAnally (second from left) visit local students and Philip Gilley, Founder, Notes for Notes (third from left) on behalf of the CMA Foundation at the Doris Miller Auditorium Saturday in Austin. Photo Credit: Mario Villeda / CMA NASHVILLE – CMA Award winners Kacey Musgraves and Shane McAnally visited with CMA Foundation beneficiary students at the Doris Mill... »

CMA Foundation Announces 2016 Music Education Grant Recipients

CMA Foundation Announces 2016 Music Education Grant Recipients

Record $2.68 Million to be Awarded to 29 Programs NASHVILLE – Thanks to the generosity of Country artists and fans at CMA Music Festival, the CMA Foundation announced its annual donation for music education as well as grant recipients for 2016 with 29 charitable groups receiving a record $2.68 million. The grants bring CMA’s total contributions since 2006 to more than $13.68 million for this impor... »

CMA Foundation Makes Holidays Shine for Nashville Music Students

CMA Foundation Makes Holidays Shine for Nashville Music Students

CMA Foundation Increases Donation to the W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School by 50 Percent; Foundation Grant Announced at the School’s Annual Holiday Recital NASHVILLE – The CMA Foundation is donating $75,000 to benefit music education programs for low-income students at the W.O. Smith Nashville Community Music School – a 50 percent increase over 2014 and the fourth year the Foundation has... »

Steve Turner Presented with CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

Steve Turner Presented with CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award

NASHVILLE — The CMA Foundation Humanitarian Award was presented Tuesday to Steve Turner, President of the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors and Founder of MarketStreet Enterprises, during the CMA Board of Directors meeting at the Omni Hotel in Nashville. “I am honored and touched by this award from the Country Music Association,” said Turner. “I am also gratified by... »

CMA Foundation Continues Long-Term Commitment to Metro Nashville Public Schools

CMA Foundation Continues Long-Term Commitment to Metro Nashville Public Schools

Darius Rucker Announces $1 Million Grant NASHVILLE – Country star Darius Rucker and the CMA Foundation celebrated a decade-long commitment to Metro Nashville Public Schools today, awarding a $1 million grant to support initiatives aimed at strengthening teacher talent in music classrooms across the city. The extraordinary public–private partnership received national attention today as a centerpiec... »

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