Miranda Lambert Creates Belmont Scholarship

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Miranda Lambert played a show last night at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley, an intimate club-like venue that has housed many of the country music greats. The show was announced suddenly last Monday morning via social media, with tickets immediately going on sale for $30.00 each. The event sold out quickly, bringing the small venue to its capacity.

The Tennessean reported that funds from the tickets sold are going toward the establishment of a scholarship for women pursuing degrees at Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, the alma mater of Miranda’s current tourmates, Clare Dunn and Courtney Cole. Songwriter and additional 3rd and Lindsley performer, Natalie Hemby, also attended the coveted school.

According to Belmont, the Miranda Lambert Women Creators Fund will grant over $40,000 in scholarship money to female students majoring in music business, songwriting, or entertainment industry studies during the 2016-17 year.

I am so excited to establish this scholarship fund at Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business. To encourage and empower women to achieve their goals is why I am supporting outstanding women who want to pursue their dreams in the music industry.

The Dean of the Curb College at Belmont also spoke on the subject of Miranda’s scholarship, praising the ACM Female Vocalist of the Year for her support of women in country music:

Throughout her career Miranda Lambert has been a faithful and loyal supporter of women songwriters and artists, and her music has served to inspire and to empower. And now, with the creation of her scholarship fund, Miranda will directly impact the education and opportunities of young women creators as they prepare for a career in the music industry.

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