Award-Winning Artist, McKenzie, Paints Academy of Country Music “Entertainer of the Year” Nominee, Toby Keith for Charity

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Los Angeles Artist, McKenzie, has created an original mixed-media piece titled, “All American Boy”, of Country Music Superstar, Toby Keith. The Mixed Media award-winning artist created the piece specifically to raise funds and awareness for The Academy of Country Music’s Charitable Foundation to benefit the arts.

An amazing force in the charity world. Her powerful mastery of the paintbrush combined with her limitless energy has proven to be invaluable to us.

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ARTV Fine Art Award Winner, McKenzie, has been described as “An amazing force in the charity world. Her powerful mastery of the paintbrush combined with her limitless energy has proven to be invaluable to us.” says Independent Charity Consultant, Francis Schmidt. “The most important element with any charity or cause is to raise awareness and funds. McKenzie has helped us tremendously with both.”

McKenzie’s latest endeavor is supporting the newly established Academy of Country Music Charitable Foundation. It is an in-house organization designed to raise support and embrace programs dedicated to the awareness, growth, and education of music.

“I am a passionate supporter of the arts. I was blessed to be part of a pilot program in high school that promoted the arts. It was an intense program which nurtured my abilities and boosted my self-confidence. I would not be where I am today without it. That is why I will do all I can to support the Academy’s charitable mission.”

McKenzie has created an original mixed media piece specifically for this purpose. It is a patriotic arrangement of country music star, Toby Keith, titled, “All American Boy”. 100% of the profits will go to the Foundation. Her staff is hoping to have the artwork autographed before it will be auctioned off on EBay on Saturday, June 10th. Limited Edition giclees and posters are also available. See the official website HERE for details.

Last year, as part of the festivities surrounding the 40th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, the Academy of Country Music Charitable Foundation offered a handful of high-end items on eBay that were auctioned off for charity. The auction proved to be highly successful. Click here to read more about the Academy and its’ charitable foundation.

McKenzie’s painting makes its’ public debut the same week as the release of Toby Keith’s new and highly anticipated album “White Trash With Money,” due out April 11. It is the first album on Keith’s own label, Show Dog Nashville. Learn more about Toby Keith.

The 41st Academy of Country Music Awards will be broadcast live Tuesday, May 23, 2006 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on the CBS Television Network.

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