The Country Music Association has once again stepped up to donate proceeds from the CMA Music Festival to Nashville public schools, and this year’s contribution — $1,011,294 — is far and away the organizations biggest yet. For the past three years, as part of its “Keep The Music Playing” program, CMA has earmarked profits from the annual festival to benefit Nashville schools, with proceeds growing substantially each year. The money is used to purchase much-needed musical instruments for Nashville’s public school students.
The official announcement of this year’s donation, which is distributed in conjunction with the Nashville Alliance for Public Education, was made at CMA’s annual artist luncheon today (3/5). The artist’s luncheon is held each in conjunction with the Country Radio Seminar.