CMA Plans 3rd Annual Keep The Music Playing Concert
January 11, 2012 at 12:07 PM (PT)
The COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION’s 3rd Annual KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING CONCERT will take place at the SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER in NASHVILLE, TN on TUESDAY, JANUARY 31st at 6:30p (CT). The event, which raises money for CMA’s KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING program, will be hosted by RCA NASHVILLE artist CHRIS YOUNG.
It will also honor several of the music groups from METRO NASHVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS who have benefitted from the KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING program. Country artist SUZY BOGGUSS will perform a duet with the GLENGARRY ELEMENTARY ORFF ENSEMBLE AND SINGERS and YOUNG will perform with NASHVILLE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS students.
"This event is an inspiring reminder of what students can achieve if given the right tools and support," said CMA CEO STEVE MOORE. "We're extremely grateful to the artists who played during the 2011 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL for giving the next generation of musicians the opportunity to learn the joys of music and shine on this exquisite stage."
YOUNG added, "Keeping the arts alive in schools is influential on their growth as students and young adults. Music education played an important role in my childhood and I'm proud to be a part of this KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING event."
"One of my favorite memories is the image of my grade school teacher pounding on the piano and leading us in rousing renditions of folk songs," said BOGGUSS. "I think every child should have the opportunity to learn music in school."
The KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING CONCERT is free and open to the public with seating available on a first-come first-served basis. For more information from the COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION, visit www.cmaworld.com.