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CMA Foundation Representatives and Country Music Artists Kristian Bush and Charlie Worsham to Perform at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. June 22

CMA Foundation Representatives and Country Music Artists Kristian Bush and Charlie Worsham to Perform at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. June 22

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Country music artists Kristian Bush and Charlie Worsham will perform live at the National Press Club in Washington on Wednesday, June 22 as part of a media event highlighting the Country Music Association (CMA) Foundation's music education programs.

Following the musical performance, Bush and Worsham will be joined on stage by Sarah Trahern, CEO of the CMA, and Joe Galante, CMA Foundation Board Chairman and former Chairman of Sony Music Nashville, to discuss the CMA's efforts and commitment to sustaining music education programs.

A limited number of tickets to this event are available to the public (age 21 and over) and can be purchased online for $15 at

WHO: Kristian Bush - Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, producer and founding
member of country music duo Sugarland
Charlie Worsham - singer/songwriter, Warner Bros. recording artist
Sarah Trahern, CEO, Country Music Association
Joe Galante, CMA Foundation Board Chairman, former Chairman of Sony
Music Nashville

WHERE: The National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW (14th & F)
13th Floor - First Amendment Lounge
Washington, DC 20045

WHEN: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Since 2006, CMA and the CMA Foundation have donated more than $13.6 million to music education initiatives across the country, benefitting 30 in- and after-school programs. Guided by the generosity of the Country Music community, the CMA Foundation focuses on improving and sustaining music education programs everywhere while supporting worthwhile causes important to the Country Music Association. Donations are made on behalf of the artists who perform each year, for free, during CMA Music Festival.

About the Artists
Kristian Bush is a Grammy-winning recording artist who has left his mark on music for more than two decades. The singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist started his career with folk-rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the early '90s; in 2004, he exploded onto the country music scene with Sugarland, surpassing sales of over 22 million albums worldwide, achieving five No. 1 singles and winning numerous awards, including Grammys, AMAs, ACMs, CMT Music Awards and CMAs. In 2014, Bush made his solo debut with Top 20 hit "Trailer Hitch," featured on his critically-acclaimed album SOUTHERN GRAVITY, which COUNTRY WEEKLY named the "feel-good album of the year." He recently wrote and performed "Forever Now," the theme song to TLC's hit reality series SAY YES TO THE DRESS, and his songs will anchor the world premiere of TROUBADOUR, a play set in 1950s Nashville, debuting at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre Center in 2017. For more information, visit

Originally from Grenada, Mississippi, Charlie Worsham studied music at the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston before moving to Nashville, where he wrote and produced the entire 11-track Rubberband (co-produced by Ryan Tyndell, executive produced by Arturo Buenahora), released on Warner Bros. Records to rave reviews. The album impressively landed on several of 2013 Best Of lists; including Spin's "Best Country Albums," American Songwriter's "Top 50 Albums," and Billboard's "Top 10 Country Albums." Worsham recently completed his sophomore album with producer Frank Liddell (Miranda Lambert, Eli Young Band, Lee Ann Womack) and Eric Masse, with release dates being announced soon, and will join Kenny Rogers on his final world tour in Europe and the UK this fall.

Media Contacts:
Brian Taylor
National Press Club
(202) 662-7562

Courtney Beebe
CMA Foundation
(615) 244-2840

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