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Hit songwriter and CMA Board member, Jim Beavers, along with rising Country star Drake White, joined CMA Foundation representatives in Washington, D.C. Wednesday to meet with elected officials on Capitol Hill. Beavers and White were there to advocate for music education initiatives during the annual National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Fly-In.
Following a packed day of meetings, Beavers and White participated in the CMA Songwriters Series, making it’s John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts debut, alongside top tunesmith Heather Morgan and hit duo LOCASH. Special attendees included Congressman Jim Cooper (TN-05), NAMM leadership, and representatives from the Washington Post, ESPN, and PBS, among others. Turnaround Arts, a program of the Kennedy Center, is a 2017 CMA Foundation grant recipient.
CMA Songwriters Series first debuted in Washington, D.C. at the Library of Congress in 2010. This is the Series’ sixth D.C. performance.