PHOTOS: CMA, ERIC PASLAY PAIR UP FOR KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING

PHOTOS: CMA, ERIC PASLAY PAIR UP FOR KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING

 

CMA Award nominee and EMI Records Nashville recording artist Eric Paslay on Tuesday, Jan. 28 hosted the Fifth Annual Keep the Music Playing All Stars concert, which showcases student performers from Metro Nashville schools that have benefited from donations through the CMA Foundation program.

The concert at the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum included Paslay performing with students from Nashville School of the Arts, and a $1 million donation to Metro Nashville Public Schools on behalf of The CMA Foundation. With this donation, the total figure for the Keep the Music Playing program surpasses $8.9 million.

“What an incredible night! I am so honored that I was able to be part of such a special night for CMA and music education through the Keep the Music Playing program,” Paslay said. “Performing with the students from the Nashville School of the Arts was amazing and I am in awe of their talents. I look forward to helping CMA continue to raise money and awareness for this empowering program for years to come.”

Performances by Hillwood High School Wind Ensemble; Hull-Jackson Montessori Strings; Hume-Fogg Academic Magnet String Orchestra; John F. Kennedy Middle School Choir and Concert Band; and the McGavock High School Capital Sounds Show Choir.

Paslay has written No. 1 hits for Jake Owen, Love and Theft, and the Eli Young Band. His single “Friday Night” is in the Top 5 and his self-titled debut album will be released on February 4. In addition to hosting the concert, Paslay performed a song from his album, “Less Than Whole,” with guitar students from Nashville School of the Arts.

Below are photos from the Fifth Annual KTMP All Stars Concert: