Artists from across the scope of music and songwriting have come together in collaboration with the National Music Council (NMC) and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) to thank music educators and administrators for their continuing perseverance during these challenging times. The hope is that the messages of appreciation in this video are able to help uplift and inspire music educators to keep the music playing.

This video kicks off Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM), which occurs every year in March as a push for schools across the nation to focus on the importance of music education. The events and programs surrounding MIOSM are a perfect way to increase the awareness of the lifelong benefits that K-12 music programs provide students.

In addition to the SGA, the NMC and the NFHS, many of America’s greatest artists wanted to let music teachers know that their efforts really do make an enormous, positive difference in the lives of students, especially in times of a crisis.

Award-winning musicians and songwriters Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Paul Shaffer, Rosanne Cash, John Rich (Big & Rich), Jim Lauderdale, Steve Winwood, Nile Rodgers (Chic), Donald Fagen (Steely Dan), Take 6, and the late Chick Corea - all offer inspirational words throughout the video. 

Joining this group is Country Music Television’s “Next Women of Country” Class of 2021 group Chapel Hart and up-and-coming singer-songwriter Paige King Johnson. The SGA joins them in celebrating our music teachers during Music in Our Schools Month.