The Country Music Association's CMA Foundation is donating $1.4 million to benefit music education programs for Nashville's 78,000 public school students. The announcement was made Tuesday night (Jan. 31) prior to the third CMA Keep the Music Playing All Stars Concert at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville. Chris Young hosted the event with also featured Suzy Bogguss and performance groups from 133 Metro Nashville public schools. The $1.4 million donation includes $200,000 for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's Words & Music program, which assists language arts and music teachers with classroom instruction in the basics of songwriting. With revenues generated from the annual CMA Music Festival, the CMA's Keep the Music Playing program has now provided more than $6.1 million to the public school system.
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