Reported by Alan Frio
Students enrolled in Metro school's music program were the stars Tuesday night on stage at the Schermerhorn.
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Country music star Luke Bryan hosted the event, Keep The Music Playing, and performed a duet with a senior from the Nashville School Of The Arts.
Hundreds of budding musicians from middle schools and high school throughout the Metro school system gave impressive performances, from classic music to rap.
Since 2006, the Country Music Association has sponsored Keep The Music Playing. Half the proceeds from the annual Music Fest and Fan Fare held every summer in downtown Nashville, goes directly to Metro school to buy instruments for its music program.
Before the program began, schools cobbled together an assortment of old music instruments.
"We had instruments that were patched up with band aids," said Kimberly Bean, of the Nashville Alliance For Public Education.
In four years, the CMA sponsored event, has put music instruments in the hands of students who otherwise would not have them.
"Well over 4,000 instruments have been purchased since then," said Bean.
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