Carly Pearce found a way to give back to her home state through her recent one-night-only concert event, “Inside 29: Written In Stone Live From Music City,” held at Marathon Music Works in Nashville on April 6.
The special show was filmed for release later in the year, but local fans experienced the taping first-hand and enjoyed the songs of love, loss and truth Pearce lived through on her acclaimed album, 29: Written In Stone.
Pearce made a special donation through the Music Has Value Fund to the Kentucky Music Educators Association in partnership with National Association for Music Education. The devastation from recent tornadoes across the area hit home for the Taylor Mill native, and specifically, for the family of her bass player Phil Noel in Mayfield.
“I am grateful to have had the support of my strong Kentucky lineage and embrace from true lovers of Country music so it’s an honor to help give back to the community that raised me. This donation from the Music Has Value Fund is a way to uplift some other dreamers in the face of chaos,” Pearce shares. “I wrote this album out of survival, and it ended up being the most beautiful season of my life. My hope is that we all find healing in our heartaches.”
“Carly Pearce, thank you for being the voice for those who suffered losses during tornadoes in Kentucky,” says NAfME Southern Division President Sonja Z.M. Williams. “Thank you for giving back to the community that helped shape you at a young age. We applaud you and the Music Has Value Fund for choosing to support underserved schools. Those students need to have every opportunity to make music, aspire to make music, and access and appreciate music without any obstacles. I know the members of the Kentucky Music Educators Association, led by David Graham, are ecstatic to be on the receiving end of this initiative. We look forward to hearing how the funding positively impacts the schools!”
“The Music Has Value Fund is happy to assist the Kentucky Music Educators Association in supporting music programs in Mayfield. Rebuilding the schools will take time. Our hope is that music programs will be in place and ready when the schools are ready. Our thoughts and prayers continue for the families and all music educators affected by Kentucky tornadoes,” adds Big Machine Label Group EVP Creative Sandi Spika Borchetta.
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