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Country Music Artist Michael Ray joins StubHub to surprise Hunters Lane High School with $39,000 musical instrument donation

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A donation of $39,000 in musical instruments was music to the ears of students, teachers and administrators at Hunters Lane High School on Monday, November 23 when they were surprised with a performance by country music artist Michael Ray.

In partnership with the Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, the donation is part of StubHub's commitment to putting $1 million worth of instruments in public schools across America as part of its Next State Social Good Program.

Ray debuted on the charts with  #1 single "Kiss You in the Morning" earlier this year.

The gift marks StubHub’s second instrument donation to Hunters Lane High School, totaling 59 instruments with a retail value of more than $85,000. Over two years, StubHub has donated 119 instruments with a total retail value of over $130,000 to school programs in the Nashville area.

The Hunters Lane music program is part of the districtwide Music Makes Us initiative. A joint effort of Metro Nashville Public Schools, Mayor Megan Barry and music industry and community leaders, Music Makes Us aspires to be a national model for high-quality music education. With a focus on music literacy and student participation, Music Makes Us is strengthening traditional school music while adding a contemporary curriculum that embraces new technologies and reflects a diverse student population.

See the highlights of the presentation below: