Sara Evans took time out from her day last Friday to visit eight anxious choir students at Pearl-Cohn High School in Nashville to help them prepare for the upcoming Keep The Music Playing All-Stars Concert. Expecting to come in and offer career advice and performance tips, Sara was blown away by the group. Senior DeOndrea Foster brought Sara to tears during her solo performance of “Oh How Precious.”
“I honestly didn’t know what I was walking into exactly, and it turned out to be one of the highlights of my whole entire career,” said Sara. “These kids were so amazing and they were such an inspiration to me. I wanted to come in and talk to them about pursuing music or not giving up on a dream and when I came in and they started singing I was just kind of overwhelmed with emotion.”
The Pearl-Cohn group is one of six performance groups selected from Metro Nashville’s 139 public elementary, middle, and high schools to perform at the Second All Stars Concert, hosted by Luke Bryan. The concert is part of the Country Music Association’s Keep the Music Playing campaign which supports music education in public schools by providing instruments and performance opportunities for Metro Nashville public schools.
The Keep the Music Playing All Stars Concert will take place February 1 at 6:30 p.m. Eastern at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Nashville.