CMA Donates Hundreds Of Thousands To Nashville Public Schools
March 7, 2007 at 12:56 PM (PT)
The CMA (COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION) has announced a donation of $368,502 to NASHVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS from the CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL last year. CMA's "Keep the Music Playing" program funds music education in METRO NASHVILLE in partnership with the NASHVILLE ALLIANCE for PUBLIC EDUCATION (NAPE).
"When we launched this charity initiative last year, we made a promise to donate $300,000 to music education on behalf of all the artists who participate in the Festival for free," said CMA COO TAMMY GENOVESE. "But record attendance made it possible for us to increase the amount to $368,502. And the ALLIANCE and METRO NASHVILLE school system are already putting those funds to excellent use for the students."
CMA announced the donation at a press conference held earlier today in MUSIC CITY that featured NASHVILLLE MAYOR BILL PURCELL.