ARTICLE: CMA "Keep The Music Playing" All Star Concert

The 2nd CMA Keep The Music Playing All Star Concert presented by SunTrust and hosted by the Country Music Association, the Nashville Alliance for Public Education and the Nashville Symphony Association. was held on Tuesday February 1st  at the renovated Nashville Schermerhorn Symphony Center. 

Hosted by country artist Luke Bryan the concert is an annual recognition of the future aspiring artists featured as a part of the Country Music Association's "Keep The Music Playing" efforts. The All Star Concert entertained a full house with performances by the Croft Design Center Orchestra (Conducted by Anna Maria Miller and John Womack)

Jones Paideia Elementary Magnet Super Stars (Conducted by Amy Alley), DuPont Tyler Advanced Band (Conducted by Kathy Ganus and Matthew Taylor);

Nashville School of Arts Jazz Ensemble (Conducted by Richard Griffin);

Pearl Cohn High School Concert Choir featuring solos by Deondrea Foster (Conducted by Llewellyn Peter); 

 and Martin Luther King Jr. Magnet High School Orchestra (Conducted by Sally McFadden and Marsha Hartwein).

The reveal of the new CMA Music Fest logo and poster was a highlight of the evening after encouraging words delivered by CMA President Steve Moore and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.

Luke Bryan took center stage and performed an acoustic version of his hit song "Do I" accompanied by Sam Hunter, a member of the  Nashville School of Arts Jazz Band.

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