Miranda Lambert Creates Scholarship Fund for Female Belmont University Students
A huge advocate for women in music, Miranda Lambert is establishing a scholarship for female students at Belmont University's Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business.
Not only will the fans at Lambert's sold-out concert at Nashville's 3rd and Lindsley on Tuesday (July 28) get to see the singer in her first full-length solo performance since her divorce from Blake Shelton was announced, they'll also be contributing to a good cause: Proceeds from the event will help establish the Miranda Lambert Women Creators Fund at Belmont University in Music City.
According to the university, the Miranda Lambert Women Creators Fund will provide more than $40,000 in scholarship funds to a female student pursuing the goal of being in the music industry. The deserving student must be majoring in music business, songwriting or entertainment industry studies.
“I am so excited to establish this scholarship fund at Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business,” Lambert says in a statement from the university. “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.”
Lambert's highly anticipated club show will feature a few other women in country, including Natalie Hemby, Clare Dunn and Courtney Cole, all of whom are graduates of Belmont.
“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," Doug Howard, dean of the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, says in the statement. "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.”
In addition to the scholarship, Lambert will be advocating for women in country music with a tour this fall. Her 2015 Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour will also feature Ashley Monroe, RaeLynn, Cole and Dunn.
“I really support female artists in any genre, especially country music right now,” the "Little Red Wagon" singer explains. “I’ve taken girls on tour for a long time, and I want to continue to do that because I feel like I can give them a platform."
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