Snapshots: CMT Empowering Education, Songposium at The Bluebird

Wednesday night (9/19) in Washington D.C., CMT officially launched its new pro-social initiative, CMT Empowering Education, which encourages CMT viewers to pursue post-secondary education. Broken Bow’s Dustin Lynch performed at the CMT-hosted event. Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan offer their own stories on, a one-stop resource providing information on schools, career paths, motivation and financial resources.

(L-R): DeDe Lea, EVP Global Government Relations for Viacom; Dustin Lynch; Frank Gallagher, Exec. Dir. of Cable in the Classroom; Lucia Folk, Sr. Director of Public Affairs, CMT

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NSAI hosted a writers-in-the-round event at Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe on Sept. 19 as part of NSAI’s Songposium Week. The packed house enjoyed performances by legendary singer-songwriter Bill Anderson, rising Curb artist Mo Pitney, TV series singer and hit songwriter Bobby Tomberlin, and noted producer and songwriter Buddy Cannon. NSAI Executive Director Bart Herbison hosted the event.

(L-R): Bobby Tomberlin, Bart Herbison, Mo Pitney, Bill Anderson, and Buddy Cannon. Photo: Alan Mayor


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