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Chasin' Crazy Raises Awareness for Childhood Cancer

Chasin' Crazy visited the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Nashville this morning to entertain and visit with those who are fighting Childhood Cancer on the frontlines. The band performed for staff, families and patients, and was simulcast via CCTV to patient rooms and other areas of the hospital. "This has been an amazing experience for us, and this relationship with Vanderbilt Children's Hospital is one that we want to grow and continue. We’ll be back!" said Jimmy-James Hunter. In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the band is adding gold ribbons (the official symbol of Childhood Cancer Awareness) to the bands official online properties, and is asking their fans to support the mov

Lizzie Sider battles Big Apple bullying

Sixteen-year-old Country artist Lizzie Sider will bring her “Nobody Has the Power to Ruin Your Day” Bully Prevention Assembly Tour to New York City from October 6-15. The tour, which has already hit California, Florida and Texas, will coincide with the month’s National Bully Prevention activities and include visits with at least one school in each of New York City’s five boroughs. Sider has already met with more than 250 schools, connecting with more than 100,000 students. During the assemblies, Sider encourages kids to help prevent bullying, as she recounts her own personal journey as a young student who was ridiculed and teased. She will also perform her original song “Butterfly,” which sh

Austin Webb Announces StageIt Show to Benefit Autism Speaks, September 10 at 6pm CST/7pm EST

Streamsound Records’ country star Austin Webb is hosting an intimate concert via StageIt to benefit Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization. Webb will raise awareness for a cause close to his heart, while sharing new music with fans on Wednesday, September 10 at 6pm CST/ 7pm EST. Reserve your slot by visiting http://bit.ly/1qcOpvY. The "Raise 'Em Up" singer shares why Autism Speaks is special to him explaining, "One of my many jobs growing up was doing carpet cleaning. I was sent out to clean the carpet of this one house...and that is where I had my first encounter with an autistic child. I never felt she was ill, I just felt she was special and misunder

Country Up-and-Comer Dustin Lynch Stands Up for Music Education

All Country artists are grateful for the support of their fans. But they might look to Dustin Lynch as a model for how to take their appreciation a step further: He wants to help those fans — and others too — finish their college careers. A pre-med graduate from Nashville’s Lipscomb University, the singer/songwriter has partnered with CMT on the network’s Empowering Education initiative. In 2012, CMT asked Lynch to play a show in Washington, D.C., where various members of Congress would discuss the opportunities Country Music offers to encourage members of its audience to further their education. Nearly two years later, Natalie Kilgore, VP/Publicity for Lynch’s label, Broken Bow Records, hap

Chris Young Makes Generation to Nashville School of the Arts

Murfreesboro native and RCA Records Nashville singer/songwriter Chris Young visited Nashville School of the Arts (NSA) yesterday to take part in its student-produced program, "NSA Presents." Young, a YoungArts alumni and U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts recipient while a student in Middle Tennessee, held true to a promise made earlier this year. At the program’s opening, Young made a presentation of his own, donating $30,000 to Nashville School of the Arts to help update and upgrade the school auditorium. NSA is the only arts magnet high school within Metro Nashville Public Schools, offering its students the “rare combination of rigorous, college preparatory curriculum instructed with

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