After CMA Fest, we dubbed Charlie Worsham the coolest guy in country music. He continues to live up to that reputation, announcing a scholarship fund for his hometown to benefit the arts. Called the “Follow Your Heart Scholarship,” the charity will go to students in his hometown of Grenada, MS “who possess uncommon talent and desire to achieve great things in the arts.”
Worsham announced the news on Facebook, writing:
ok.. so a lot more official stuff is still in the works, but I’m home in mississippi & drove past my high school alma mater today & I can’t hold it in any longer. here’s the unofficial/please-forgive-me-for-announcing-this-before-I’m supposed-to deal.. my friends in Grenada, MS & Nashville, TN are helping me establish a scholarship in my hometown that will benefit students who wish to pursue a career in the arts. there. that’s it. we have a website up & a sweet logo to reveal & an invitation-only acoustic performance & dinner gala scheduled in Grenada, MS this December. and next year we are gonna help a young person from this town follow their heart to great things. I’ve been given so much in this life, & this is the least I can do to pay that forward. not asking you to contribute or anything, just want you to know how excited I am about this. and you can read about the inspiration behind the#followyourheartscholarship at the link in my profile.
For more information and to donate to the “Follow Your Heart Scholarship,” visit the official page here.