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Charlie Worsham's Follow Your Heart Scholarship

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THE STORY:

In my early twenties, my parents surprised me at Christmas with an autographed book of photography by Marty Stuart. Though Stuart is best known for his contributions to country music, he is also an accomplished photographer - a passion he developed from watching his mother take pictures throughout her life. My parents had asked Marty to sign the book “To Charlie, follow your dreams.” Marty grinned and scribbled something down. When mom and dad opened the book to the autographed page, they discovered that Marty had written "To Charlie, follow your heart." Mississippi is home to some of the greatest artists of all time: William Faulkner, BB King, Oprah Winfrey, Jimmie Rodgers, Elvis Presley, Tammy Wynette, Charley Pride, Jerry Clower, Morgan Freeman, Eudora Welty, and the list goes on and on and on. If we are to continue to have great artists from Mississippi succeed in today's world, we have to invest in their hopes and dreams. I want the next John Grisham or Marty Stuart to come from Grenada. This is my reason for creating the Follow Your Heart Scholarship. I am partnering with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to provide a scholarship to support the youth of Grenada, Mississippi—my hometown— who possess uncommon talent and desire to achieve great things in the arts, just like I have had the opportunity to do. Sincerely, Charlie

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  • Heike

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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anna Mac

    $50

  • Christie D'Amour

    $500

  • Clare Reif

    $40

  • Amy M

    $200

  • Carly Tefft

    $10

  • Stephanie and Kirby Keith

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Thad and Sabrina Easter

    $50

  • Heather Froglear

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Luanne Klacko

    $25

  • Susan Prather

    $50

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  • Melissa Hyatt

    $50

  • Claire Weston

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  • Laura Lynn

    $20

  • Wendy Gaulin Scherdell

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19% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,915 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Amy Fair

Amount Raised

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19% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Laura Lynn

Amount Raised

$20

Donor Comments

Lucy Stephenson

Lucy Stephenson

DONATION: $30

2 weeks ago

Wendy Gaulin Scherdell

Wendy Gaulin Scherdell

DONATION: $25

Because I can't imagine this world without music. Thank you Charlie for investing in the next generation of great musicians. 3 weeks ago

Laura Lynn

Laura Lynn

DONATION: $20

3 weeks ago

Renee Cobb

Renee Cobb

In memory of Eleanor "Nana" Davis 3 weeks ago

Claire Weston

Claire Weston

DONATION: $30

3 weeks ago

Melissa Hyatt

Melissa Hyatt

DONATION: $50

4 weeks ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 weeks ago

Susan Prather

Susan Prather

DONATION: $50

Music has been such a huge part of my life. I tell kids (or their parents) that getting involved with band in school will make a huge difference in their lives. Music - and all of the arts - changes lives. 1 month ago

Luanne Klacko

Luanne Klacko

DONATION: $25

Helping kids follow their heart! 1 month ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

There is hope ahead, if we have the courage to discover and nurture creativity. To the future artists who benefit from this scholarship -- "... someday ... someone is going to walk into your concert [or exhibit] hall and bring you a mind that is confused, a heart that is overwhelmed, a soul that is weary. Whether they go out whole again will depend partly on how well you do your craft." - Karl Paulnack, Music Division Director, Boston Conservatory 1 month ago