Save The Music (STM) and SongFarm.org today announced they will honor Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne at its annual Hometown To Hometown fundraiser on Tuesday, April 26 to support music programs at high schools in the honorees’ hometowns in Mineral Wells, TX and Pike County, KY, and in Nashville, TN.
Hosted by Leslie Fram, there will be special appearances by Brandy Clark, Walker Hayes, Kylie Morgan, Carly Pearce and more. Attendees and viewers will also hear from teachers and students impacted by Save The Music and SongFarm.org’s programs. Walker and Carly each performed during the 2022 CMT Music Awards on April 11. Carly sang “Diamondback” from the critically-acclaimed 29: WRITTEN IN STONE, co-produced by McAnally and Osborne.
The benefit is sponsored by CMT, Gibson Gives, MAXISIQ and Wrensong.
WHO: Shane McAnally (honoree), Josh Osborne (honoree), Leslie Fram (host), Brandy Clark
(performer), Walker Hayes (performer), Kylie Morgan (guest appearance), Carly Pearce (performer)
WHEN: Tuesday, April 26 at 5:30PM CT*
WHERE: Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum (401 Gay St, Nashville, TN 37219)
*Proof of vaccination required
Shane McAnally has established himself as one of the top songwriters in Nashville with over 40 No. 1 songs, three GRAMMY Awards and two Songwriter of the Year Awards from the Academy of Country Music, and Josh Osborne is a multi-platinum GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter who has notched 26 No. 1 songs on the Country charts.
About Save The Music For nearly 25 years, Save The Music has addressed the systemic inequalities in music education by investing in underserved communities across the US – donating school instruments and technology; working as a convener, expert, and catalyst; helping to train and support teachers; and starting and building thousands of new music programs in over 286 school districts nationwide. Learn more at www.savethemusic.org.
About SongFarm.org SongFarm.org is a coalition of musicians, educators, and businesses who work collaboratively to enable music creation programs in secondary schools. These studios give students access to professional music equipment at their own schools, in the context of their own classes. They also provide music educators with the equipment and technology that are requisite to teaching students modern skill sets for music and film industries. SongFarm is committed to providing ongoing curricula, mentorship, and an alumni network that connects all SongFarm participants in the learning process. Learn more about us at www.songfarm.org.
About Gibson and Gibson Gives: Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for 128 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Nashville, TN, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships, and progressive product evolution that is unrivaled among musical instrument companies. The Gibson Brands portfolio includes Gibson, the leading guitar brand, as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, which has been on every stage since 1873, Kramer, the original MADE TO ROCK HARD guitar brand, MESA/Boogie, the home of tone, KRK, behind great music for over 30 years, and Maestro, the founder of effect pedals. Gibson guitars and gear have been played on stage by countless musical icons in every genre of music, and Gibson Brands is dedicated to quality, innovation, and sound excellence so music lovers for generations to come will continue to experience music shaped by Gibson Brands. Gibson has a strong focus on supporting the global music community through the philanthropic arm of Gibson Gives. The mission of Gibson Gives is to create, develop and support non-profit organizations in their efforts to advance musicians, youth-focused education, music, and wellness initiatives. 100% of all donations to and from Gibson Gives–a 501(c)(3) organization–go towards giving the gift of music. In the last three years, Gibson Gives has raised over $3 million dollars worldwide through its mission. For a deeper look inside the history of Gibson, plan a trip to downtown Nashville, to visit the Gibson Garage. At the Gibson Garage—the all-new flagship store–music lovers can experience live performances, design a dream guitar, catch a taping of the award-winning Gibson TV series, and explore Gibson’s 128-year music history with captivating, interactive storytelling and memorabilia displays, inside the historic space. The Gibson Garage is the ultimate guitar experience and destination for music lovers in Nashville and across the globe. Learn more at Gibson.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Gibson TV, and Instagram, and download the Gibson App.https://www.countryschatter.com/2022/04/save-the-music-and-songfarm-org-honor-shane-mcanally-josh-osborne-at-hometown-to-hometown-fundraiser-tuesday-april-26/Charity EventEventsFundraiserPress ReleaseBrandy Clark,Carly Pearce,Gibson,Josh Osborne,Kylie Morgan,Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum,Save The Music,shane mcanally,SongFarm.org,Walker Hayes