In an effort to increase the number of work-ready residents in the state, CMT
has joined forces with the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), which governs the state’s
community and technical college system, for a free multi-city concert tour to encourage rural
Tennesseans to pursue higher education. The CMT “Empowering Education” tour will take
place April 3 – 10 and travel to four community colleges across the state.
Country music artist Courtney Cole will be the featured performer at the Motlow State free concert on April 9, inside Powers Auditorium on the Moore County campus, with activities beginning at 5:30 p.m. To reserve a ticket visit Motlow’s website at mscc.edu and click the Courtney Cole banner. Ticket banners are also on Motlow’s social media accounts; Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @MotlowOfficial.
Announced last fall at the Tennessee Board of Regents’ Presidents’ Meeting in Nashville, the
tour is designed to open the door for more Tennesseans to pursue a community college
degree – whether to earn an associate degree, a technical or occupational degree, or a
certificate – and pave the way to in-demand career opportunities.
CMT’s Empowering Education initiative will visit four Tennessee community colleges
(Dyersburg State Community College, Jackson State Community College, Motlow State
Community College, and Pellissippi State Community College) and showcase real students’
stories of returning to college to earn a degree or credential. Additionally, each stop will
include a free concert featuring Cole, a CMT Next Women of Country artist.
“As someone who graduated from college in Tennessee, I am thrilled to be working with CMT
and TBR to spread the message of the potential education has to change your life. I can’t wait
to tour the state, put on a really fun show, and encourage people to follow their dreams,” said