CMA Music Fest Helps Nashville Schools
May 9, 2008 at 8:51 AM (PT)
BNA recording artist KELLIE PICKLER, COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION (CMA) CEO TAMMY GENOVESE and NASHVILLE Mayor KARL DEAN visited NASHVILLE's THURGOOD MARSHALL MIDDLE SCHOOL yesterday (May 8th) to deliver a truckload of musical instruments and equipment to the school's students courtesy of "Keep the Music Playing" and the CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL.
"Due to the generosity of the artists who donate their time to perform for free at CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL, we are able to supply not only THURGOOD MARSHALL, but 29 other schools in the Metro NASHVILLE public schools system with the musical equipment they desperately need." said GENOVESE.
"Music is so dear to my heart," said PICKLER. "I think it's great that these kids are able to get involved in music at a young age."
The CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL contributes half the net proceeds from the annual four-day event to music education for Metro NASHVILLE's 75,000 public school students through a partnership with the NASHVILLE ALLIANCE FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION called "Keep the Music Playing."
The 2008 CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL will be held JUNE 5th through 8th in downtown NASHVILLE. For more information on the CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL, including a list of artists appearing and a schedule of activities, visit www.cmafest.com.