Big Kenny, of Big & Rich fame, presented 20 of the 140 donated Guild acoustic guitars in person to more than 40 students on Tue., May 12 at Mt. View Elementary School as part of Little Kids Rock. During the presentation, the children performed songs for Big Kenny. Additionally, they engaged in a question and answer session with him and presented him with an award for his generosity and support.
Little Kids Rock is a nationally-recognized nonprofit organization that transforms children’s lives by restoring and revitalizing music education in the nation’s public schools. Over three thousand students at thirty-six schools in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools receive free instruments and lessons from the organization. The program serves tens of thousands of students in 10 states. Chapters are found in New York; Chicago; San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oakland and West Contra Costa County, Calif.; Newark, Trenton and Jersey City, N.J.; Memphis and Nashville, Tenn.; Dallas and Houston; Shreveport, La.; Philadelphia; Atlanta; Tampa, Fla.; and Washington D.C.
About Fender Musical Instruments Corporation:
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is the world’s leading guitar manufacturer, and its name has become synonymous with all things rock ‘n’ roll. Iconic Fender® instruments such as the Telecaster®, Stratocaster®, Precision Bass® and Jazz Bass® guitars are known worldwide as the instruments that started the rock revolution, and they continue to be highly prized by today’s musicians and collectors. FMIC brands include Fender®, Squier®, Guild®, Tacoma®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, Charvel®, EVH®, SWR® and Groove Tubes®, among others. For more information, visit www.fender.com.
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