Kix Brooks, CMA Donate $2.9 Million to Nashville

High-school sophomore Duncan McPherson had a tough gig on Wednesday. He played an intricate Spanish guitar piece with TV cameras rolling before an exclusive Nashville audience that included the mayor of his hometown and three country artists — Kix Brooks, Luke Bryan and Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild — all watching from the front row. Despite the pressure, Duncan played the piece quite nicely, demonstrating the volume of creative potential in the current class of students, if they’re simply given a chance. “I don’t think any of those chords are in ‘Red Dirt Road,’” Kix quipped. Read More