Russell Dickerson Named Next CMA Foundation Ambassador
Written by Brittany Styles on May 3, 2021
We love artists who give back. Russell Dickerson is one of those artists!
The CMA Foundation, CMA’s philanthropic effort, has announced Russell Dickerson as the latest CMA Foundation Artist Ambassador. What does that mean? It means that Russell “stands up for equitable music education initiatives across the U.S.”
He grew up with both parents active in the arts, his mom is a music teacher and his dad is a choir director. “Dickerson has experienced first-hand the meaningful effects music education has on a young person’s life.” Russell is just one of the country artists who have been involved with the CMA Foundation.
From making a huge impact on choir students to hosting poignant conversations with female band teachers, @MaddieandTae have spent the past few weeks making an incredible difference in music education! We're so grateful for their advocacy of the importance of music! pic.twitter.com/DPuV1C3bsf— CMA Foundation (@cmafoundation) April 30, 2021
The power of music. Freedom. Safe. Joy. Empathy. Expression. Confidence. “It Starts With M.E.” It starts with music education. #itstartswithME@Lauren_Alaina, @KelseaBallerini, @DierksBentley, @KaneBrown, @OldDominion, @ThomasRhett pic.twitter.com/G95jkNzb62— CMA Foundation (@cmafoundation) August 9, 2018
As the CMA Foundation reports, “Dickerson will take the stage from the Grand Ole Opry Saturday, May 8 in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, which takes place beginning May 3, 2021. The show will benefit the CMA Foundation, which supports music education across the U.S. and will be livestreamed on Circle TV’s Opry Live and various other platforms. Viewers will be invited to donate to the CMA Foundation by texting TEACHERS to 707070. Dickerson will be joined by Jamey Johnson & Randy Houser, Chris Lane and Steve Wariner. The CMA Foundation is programming various other activities featuring Dickerson in the upcoming weeks and months to inspire students and teachers through the healing power of music. One of his Artist Ambassador engagements will be visiting with band students at his former high school, Centennial High School in Franklin, TN.” Click here for the full story from the CMA Foundation.
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