Chris Young Honors His Alma Mater with Scholarship


Chris Young’s music business foundation was built during his years as a student at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in Murfreesboro, TN. Now, with an abundance of success and a foot that remains firmly planted in his roots, the RCA Records Nashville recording artist is giving back to the establishment that he credits for helping him get to where he is today.

This morning, Young announced the creation of an annual scholarship for recording industry students attending his alma mater. “MTSU helped to give me a foundation for the music business and I want this scholarship to help other students who are looking to take a similar path,” said Young.

Young’s gift will allow MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry to award a yearly scholarship, starting this Fall, to a rising Junior or Senior.

“Chris has remained a loyal and connected MTSU alum through the years,” said Joe Bales, Vice President of University Advancement. “He’s returned to perform several times in MTSU’s Murphy Center as his music career ascended and remains generous with his time and talent, even donating some of his touring audio equipment and accessories a few years ago.”

We can’t wait to see the future superstars that emerge from the halls of MTSU, especially with the help of one of our favorite country music male vocalists!