CMA Award winner Hunter Hayes was on hand Saturday on behalf of the CMA Foundation to open the Notes for Notes studio at the Joseph B. Whitehead Boys and Girls Club in Atlanta.
The multi-instrumentalist met and toured the recording space with Notes for Notes youth and performed his new single “21” as the ceremonial first song to christen the studio. Members of Hayes’ band also jammed on drums and bass with students in attendance.
CMA Foundation charity partner Notes for Notes designs, equips, and staffs after-school recording studios inside Boys and Girls Clubs offering youth the opportunity to explore, create, and record music for free. Studios provide instruments, instruction, and access to state-of-the-art recording equipment.
CMA created the nonprofit (501C3) CMA Foundation in 2011. Guided by the generosity of the Country Music community, the CMA Foundation focuses on improving and sustaining music education programs everywhere while supporting worthwhile causes important to the Country Music Association. To date, the CMA Foundation has donated more than $11 million to music education initiatives across the country. Grants are made on behalf of artists such as Hayes who participate each year for free during CMA Music Festival.
For more information, visit CMAfoundation.org.