RCA Records Nashville artist and former Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) student Chris Young celebrated the season of giving today (Nov. 28) by creating an annual scholarship for recording industry students at his alma mater.
“MTSU helped to give me a foundation for the music business and I want this scholarship to help other students who are looking to take a similar path,” said Young, a native of Murfreesboro, TN.
Young’s gift will allow MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry to award a yearly scholarship, starting this fall, for a rising junior or senior.
“Chris has remained a loyal and connected MTSU alum through the years,” said Joe Bales, Vice President of University Advancement. “He’s returned to perform several times in MTSU’s Murphy Center as his music career ascended and remains generous with his time and talent, even donating some of his touring audio equipment and accessories a few years ago.”
Young, who just released his first Christmas album, It Must Be Christmas, continues to give back along his remaining 2016 “I’m Comin Over Tour” stops. Starting Nov. 17 and running through Dec. 10, fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy or book to his concerts, with everything donated to Toys For Tots in the local market.