Event Celebrates Upcoming Launch of New CD to Benefit Music Education in Nashville through The NAMM Foundation’s Wanna Play Fund
Gov. Mike Huckabee will trade his talk-show host microphone for a bass guitar as he takes the stage along with a host of top country music stars including Aaron Tippin, Louise Mandrell and John Anderson all performing in the Wanna Play Celebrity Jam to close the 2010 Summer NAMM on Sunday, June 20. Many of Nashville’s finest studio musicians will also be on hand to play songs from the forthcoming CD to be launched in the next few months that will benefit the Wanna Play Fund.
The event, which is open to all Summer NAMM attendees with their show badge and to anyone attending Wanna Play Sunday on June 20, is scheduled to take place at the Renassiance Hotel’s Grand Ballroom from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, June 20.
“Learning music changes lives and fulfills dreams,” said Huckabee. “I’m excited about the upcoming CD for the Wanna Play Fund and there is no better way to celebrate music and music education than by having a jam session at Summer NAMM.”
The National Association of Music Merchants, commonly called NAMM in reference to the organization’s popular NAMM trade shows, is the not-for-profit association that unifies, leads and strengthens the $17 billion global musical instruments and products industry. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of more than 9,000 Member companies. For more information about NAMM, interested parties can visit www.namm.org or call 800-767-NAMM (6266).