Country Music Artist Michael Ray joins StubHub to surprise Hunters Lane High School with $39,000 musical instrument donation


Pictured from left to right: Jesse Strong, 12th grade student at Hunters Lane, Narissa Spagner, 1th grade student at Hunters Lane, Country Music Artist Michael Ray, and Samantha Smith, 12th grade student, at Hunters Lane. Michael Ray surprised students with a performance as part of StubHub’s donation of musical instruments to the school on Monday, November 23. 


A donation of $39,000 in musical instruments was music to the ears of students, teachers and administrators at Hunters Lane High School on Monday, November 23 when they were surprised with a performance by country music artist Michael Ray.

In partnership with the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, the donation is part of StubHub’s commitment to putting $1 million worth of instruments in public schools across America as part of its Next State Social Good Program.

Ray debuted on the charts with  #1 single “Kiss You in the Morning” earlier this year.

The gift marks StubHub’s second instrument donation to Hunters Lane High School, totaling 59 instruments with a retail value of more than $85,000. Over two years, StubHub has donated 119 instruments with a total retail value of over $130,000 to school programs in the Nashville area.

The Hunters Lane music program is part of the districtwide Music Makes Us initiative. A joint effort of Metro Nashville Public Schools, Mayor Megan Barry and music industry and community leaders, Music Makes Us aspires to be a national model for high-quality music education. With a focus on music literacy and student participation, Music Makes Us is strengthening traditional school music while adding a contemporary curriculum that embraces new technologies and reflects a diverse student population.

See the highlights of the presentation below:


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