On Thursday, May 21, 2015, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate its flagship education program, Words & Music. For 36 years, Words & Music has connected students with professional songwriters for a one-of-a-kind lesson in musical composition and language skills, offering educators a unique approach to teaching core curriculum.
Since its inception in 1979, over 100,000 students and teachers have participated in Words & Music. The heart of the museum’s school programs, Words & Music allows students to express themselves through creative writing while connecting them with Nashville’s songwriting community.
Middle Tennessee participants and their families will gather at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ford Theater for Words & Music Night, the annual year-end celebration featuring performances of original songs composed in the program by students alongside a professional songwriting partner. Hosted by singer-songwriter Chase Bryant, the invitation-only event begins at 6:00 p.m.
To learn more about the Words & Music program, visit http://countrymusichalloffame.org/wordsandmusic.
Educators who are interested in participating in the Words & Music program, please contact email@example.com.
What: Words & Music Night
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s annual year-end celebration to be hosted by singer-songwriter Chase Bryant, featuring performances of original songs written by program students with professional songwriters.
When: Thursday, May 21, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ford Theater
222 5th Avenue South
About Chase Bryant:
Chase Bryant's heritage is defined by music. His upbringing, his craft, his inspiration and his obsessions are all centered in the same. How else could a 22-year-old be a top-flight guitar player, head-turning songwriter, Red Bow recording artist and co-producer of his debut album? Bryant’s guitar-wielding Top Ten debut single “Take It On Back” has reached two million combined views on YouTube/ VEVO, spent 14 consecutive weeks on the CMT Hot 20 Countdown and is a GAC Top 20 Country Countdown video. “Take It On Back” was a Top 20 Billboard Hot Country Song in the U.S. and a Top 20 Most Watched Video on VEVO TV Nashville. Internationally, the single is a Top 20 hit in Canada and soared to become the #1 video on Australia’s CMC Countdown. Bryant’s new single, the up-tempo rocker “Little Bit of You,” is earning rave reviews, leading Rolling Stone to laud Bryant as one of its “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know.”
Bryant has been named an “On the Verge” Artist by USA Today and iHeart Media; a “Hot Star” by Pollstar; one of “10 Country Artists You’re Going To Love” by Teen Vogue; “One of the Best Things We Saw at CMA Fest” by Rolling Stone; “a superstar in waiting” by Taste of Country, a “Next Big Thing 2015” Star by MusicRow Magazine as well as an “Artist to Watch in 2015” by The Huffington Post, Nashville Lifestyles, Taste of Country, Roughstock, Country Music Is Love and many more. Bryant will join Tim McGraw’s Shotgun Rider Tour in Summer 2015.
Words & Music is made possible by the Country Music Association Endowment for Words & Music. Words & Music Outreach is funded by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum education programs are funded in part by Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission. Additional support is provided by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, Marylee Chaski Charitable Corporation, Chet Atkins Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, Connie Dean-Taylor, in memory of her father, Country Music Hall of Fame member Jimmy Dean, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Publix Super Markets Charities, and Wells Fargo Foundation.
Accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum’s mission is the preservation of the history of country and related vernacular music rooted in southern culture. With the same educational mission, the foundation also operates CMF Records, the museum’s Frist Library and Archive, CMF Press, Historic RCA Studio B and Hatch Show Print®.
More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling (615) 416-2001.
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