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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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To This Fundraiser

$2,975

MONEY RAISED
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  • Heike

    $10

  • 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

    $30

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  • Laura Lynn

    $20

  • Wendy Gaulin Scherdell

    $25

  • Lucy Stephenson

    $30

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  • James Fleming

    $25

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  • Angela Ayersman

    $25

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  • Hannah Compton - Building Our Own Nashville

    $10

  • Julie Keegan

    $50

  • Dave Cohen

    $150

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30% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,975 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Amy Fair

Amount Raised

$2,430

 

24% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Laura Lynn

Amount Raised

$545

Donor Comments

Dave Cohen

Dave Cohen

DONATION: $150

3 months ago

Julie Keegan

Julie Keegan

DONATION: $50

Great musician/songwriter & cause! 3 months ago

Hannah Compton - Building Our Own Nashville

Hannah Compton - Building Our Own Nashville

DONATION: $10

I had a great chat with Charlie about this project, and I truly believe in it, keep up the good work. 9 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

10 months ago

smitty

smitty

Cindy Dugan 10 months ago

Your friends at CMT

Your friends at CMT

10 months ago

Angela Ayersman

Angela Ayersman

DONATION: $25

Charlie has opened my eyes to this amazing caise 11 months ago

Eva Stoyanova

Eva Stoyanova

What you're doing is really inspiring, Charlie. Thank you! 11 months ago

James Fleming

James Fleming

DONATION: $25

Thanks for the CD in Manchester last night....hopefully every little helps. 12 months ago

Al Andrews

Al Andrews

1 year ago