Eric Paslay traveled to Washington, D.C. last week on behalf of the CMA Foundation to participate in the NAMM Music Education Advocacy Fly-in.
During the trip, Paslay met with legislators including Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, Congressman Jim Cooper, Senator Bob Corker, and Congressman Chuck Fleischman to relay his own experiences with music education and express his dedication to keeping arts education programs thriving. The CMA Awards nominee addressed participants of the Fly-in at the CMA/NAMM/VH1 Congressional Reception for Music Education and also attended the TurnAround Arts Artist Reception where he joined in an impromptu jam session with Keb Mo, three-time Grammy Award-winning blues musician and Bernie Williams, former New York Yankees baseball player and Latin Grammy nominated Jazz musician.
The annual event advances NAMM’s core advocacy theme: music education and legislation that advances access to music education for all children.
Since 2006, CMA and the CMA Foundation have donated more than $13.6 million to support sustainable music education initiatives across the country.
For more information, visit CMAfoundation.org.