Jerrod Niemann is once again putting his money where his music is this holiday season. The country singer has teamed up with Logan's Roadhouse to support music education through a series of grants to school programs for kids from grades K-12.

Niemann has his own non-profit music education organization called Free the Music USA, and he teamed up with the restaurant chain in November to donate $5,000 to the Kimmons Junior High School band in Fort Smith, Ark. Niemann and Logan's Roadhouse CEO Sam Borgese appeared at the school live via video feed to announced the donation and field questions from the students.

“You’ll find music that speaks to you and inspires you, and what you’ll learn at the very end of the day is that all your heroes merged into one is you, and that’s your voice,” Niemann told the young musicians (quote via the Boot). “Don’t be afraid to find your own voice.”

The grant was the first of many planned for the partnership, which calls for Niemann and Logan’s Roadhouse to donate a total of $25,000 to various school music education programs by the end of 2015.

“This is a major program for us, and we are extremely excited about it and our relationship with Jerrod,” Borgese says. “Jerrod and I share a common belief that if we give back what we receive from music to students, the young artists who emerge will become the artists we’re listening to in the future, and in that sense, music lives forever.”

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