"Nashville Star" Donates $30,000 to Nashville School of the Arts
Murfreesboro native and RCA Records Nashville singer/songwriter CHRIS YOUNG visited Nashville School of the Arts (NSA) Monday to take part in its student produced program, NSA Presents. Young, a YoungArts alumni and US Presidential Scholars in the Arts recipient while a student in Middle Tennessee, held true to his promise made earlier this year.
At the program’s opening, Young made a presentation, donating $30,000 to Nashville School of the Arts to help update and upgrade the school auditorium. $5,000 from Chris Young's Fan Club and $25,000 from Chris Young himself. NSA is the only arts magnet high school within Metro Schools, offering its students the “rare combination of rigorous, college preparatory curriculum instructed with intensely focused instruction in the performing or visual arts.”
Chris then spoke about how he first performed on stage when he was 13 and how he got to where he is today thanks to the US Presidential Scholars program, where he got to meet President Bush and tour the White House. He also explained what it was like to get nominated for a Grammy and the amazing opportunities he's had along his journey to the top of the country charts, including a very special duet with Willie Nelson. Students from NSA also performed for Chris including dance, chorus, and performing one of his own songs.
Chris also didn't forget where he's come from, pointing out his mom in the audience.
Thank you, Chris Young! Your generous gift will keep giving to NSA students and the Nashville arts community for decades to come!