The Valory Music Co. Recording Artist RaeLynn will Join Boston Brass to Perform at the National Association for Music Education Conference

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In celebration of the upcoming 30th Anniversary of Music In Our Schools Month, The Valory Music Co. recording artist RaeLynn will join Boston Brass to debut “Always Sing,” a song she wrote with Nicolle Galyon and Jimmy Robbins for music students nationwide, this Sunday (10/26) at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, TN.

RaeLynn supporting music education

RaeLynn, country artist and music education supporter.

In conjunction with Music In Our Schools Month, Give a Note will engage schools across the country to submit their versions of “Always Sing” for yet-to-be-announced surprises along the tour.

The performance is one of the many highlights planned for a four-day national music education conference taking place October 26–29. The conference draws music education professionals from across the country and centers on ways in which “Music Education Orchestrates Success”—in school, in work, and in life. Following the conference, “Always Sing” will be available to National Association for Music Education (NAfME) members as part of the Concert for Music In Our Schools Month.

In conjunction with Music In Our Schools Month, Give a Note will engage schools across the country to submit their versions of “Always Sing” for yet-to-be-announced surprises along the tour. For a second consecutive year, Big Machine (parent company of The Valory Music Co. imprint) and Give a Note Foundation will partner for the Music In Our Schools Tour in March 2015. Rick DeJonge from Jupiter Band Instruments worked with RaeLynn and her team to arrange the music for several types of ensembles.

The Give a Note Foundation was started in 2011 by the leaders of NAfME and has since provided more than $1 million in grants to more than 75 schools in addition to generous support from many groups and organizations. Through their partnership with Jupiter Band Instruments, Boston Brass has been helping to raise awareness for the Give a Note Foundation at their concerts for about two years.

With the highest charting debut single by a solo female artist in 2014, RaeLynn was recently selected as the first female for iHeart Media’s On The Verge, which showcases an artist that has the potential to break out of the pack with a great song. From her slow ballad “Love Triangle” to the empowering debut single “God Made Girls,” the spunky 20-year-old has penned a diverse catalog of songs. Taste of Country insists, “fans of every age will find a trio of lyrics to get behind” from the Texas native’s lead track. “Cheerful, charming, ultra-talented and downright hilarious” according to Popcrush, the songstress revealed a different side, spearheading the whimsical vision for the “God Made Girls” music video. Flashing pizazz while honoring her Country roots, RaeLynn made her Grand Ole Opry debut in September and the social media maven commemorated the career milestone with an “Op-Rae Selfie” from center stage. With a lengthy run on Season 2 of The Voice, RaeLynn garnered a plethora of fans, including mentor Blake Shelton. RaeLynn will join Miranda Lambert’s Certified Platinum Tour in early 2015.

Boston Brass From exciting classical arrangements to burning jazz standards and the best of the original brass quintet repertoire, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment that captivates all ages. The ensemble’s lively repartee, touched with humor and personality, attempts to bridge the ocean of classical formality to delight audiences. Boston Brass provides audiences with a wide selection of musical styles in unique arrangements, presented in a friendly and fun atmosphere.Media credentials are available on request by contacting Chris Freeman at ChristopherF@nafme.org or Roz Fehr at RozF@nafme.org

ABOUT RAELYNN: Trading in her once-signature flouncy skirts from the national spotlight while on The Voice (season 2), 20-year-old RAELYNN is showcasing sophistication in more than just her style. The singer/songwriter, whose diverse talents are a perfect fit everywhere from dancehalls to DJ booths has penned a diverse catalog of songs, including “God Made Girls,” her empowering debut single on The Valory Music Co. Taste of Country insists, “fans of every age will find a trio of lyrics to get behind [in ‘God Made Girls’]” while PopCrush calls her “cheerful, charming, ultra-talented and downright hilarious.” The spunky Texas native’s whimsical music video has garnered over 3 million views and she has most recently been tapped as an iHeart Radio On the Verge Artist. America’s morning show raves, “she won us over by just being herself...fully uncensored, fully engaged [and] fully entertaining.” RaeLynn commemorated her recent Grand Ole Opry debut with an #OpRaeDebut selfie from center stage. Just like her musical hero Dolly Parton, RaeLynn embraces her Country roots with a flash of pizazz. RaeLynn’s plethora of fans has continued to grow out on a well-received radio tour and with continued support from Miranda Lambert, who will take RaeLynn out on her CERTIFIED PLATINUM Tour next year. She is also featured on Blake Shelton’s “Buzzin’” from his new album. Follow RaeLynn on Twitter and http://www.raelynnofficial.net/.

National Association for Music Education, among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century. With more than 70,000 members, the organization is the voice of music education in the United States

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