Chris Young Donates Audio Equipment to Alma Mater
Chris Young has become known for his philanthropic work to better music education, and he just continued in that work, donating some of his own audio equipment as well as other accessories to his alma mater. Now, Middle Tennessee State University's Department of Production Services can offer even better music education to their students, and they have one celebrity country singer to thank for that.
“MTSU has been a great supporter over the years, and I’m glad for the chance to share this equipment with the University’s music and production students,” Young told the Tennessean. And the school was equally glad to be on the receiving end of the transaction, which will help serve more than 100 MTSU students.
“We are pleased that Chris chose to donate some of his touring equipment to the University,” Joe Bales, vice president for development and university relations, said. “This donation represents his latest efforts to give back.”
The donation is just one of many moves Young has taken of late to further music education in Tennessee. He most recently hosted the third annual CMA Keep the Music Playing all stars concert Jan. 31 at Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The show featured performances from five area school groups and saw a donation pledge of $1.4 million from the CMA Foundation to bolster the music education programs in Nashville's middle schools.
Young is currently up for two ACM Awards for Male Vocalist of the Year and Single of the Year with 'Tomorrow,' and he's kept busy on the road with Miranda Lambert's 'On Fire' tour. His single 'You' just became his fifth straight No.1 hit.