RaeLynn is taken to school - lots of them
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
– RaeLynn was taken to school - lots of them - last week to celebrate music in the schools.
The singer went on a week-long bus tour celebrating the 30th Anniversary of National Music In Our Schools Month. For the final stop on Saturday, she invited students from Nashville's Head Middle Magnet School to join her for a bucket list moment on the revered stage - performing "Always Sing" together.
RaeLynn penned "Always Sing" for the initiative and gave a special concert in each community with a set that also featured "For A Boy" and her Gold-certified "God Made Girls," which marked the highest charting debut single by a solo female artist in 2014. Radio Disney's on-air personality Brooke Taylor hosted the on-site activities along the way while student ensembles kicked off each night with their versions of "Always Sing."
Throughout the tour with National Association for Music Education, Give a Note Foundation and Radio Disney to share the message that music belongs in the schools, RaeLynn documented her stops with daily updates at RaeLynnBusTour.com and using #AlwaysSing on Twitter..
Tour stops were:
Day 1: Walt Disney World Resort (Orlando, FL) - Experiencing music and Disney World.
Day 2: Sayville High School (Sayville, NY) - New York City media blitz at Today, NASH and iHeartbefore heading to the first school visit.
Day 3: Bowie High School (Bowie, MD) - A visit to Washingtoin before heading to the school.
Day 4: Mason Elementary (Canton, OH) - Learn the story behind "Always Sing" as the Music In Our Tour rolls along
Day 5: Ridgeview Elementary (Hobart, IN) - RaeLynn takes the message of music education to the Chicago area
Day 6: Thomas Jefferson Elementary (Jeffersonville, IN) - Reflecting on the week, RaeLynn discusses what she learned so far and enjoys an afternoon with the Big Brothers & Big Sisters in Louisville
Day 7: Head Middle Magnet School (Nashville, TN) - RaeLynn and students conclude the week with a special Grand Ole Opry performance.
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