July 18, 2016

Rising CMT artist Courtney Cole will bring her unique musical style to Missouri on Wednesday, August 10, for a free concert in Sedalia, Missouri.  The concert is presented by the Missouri Community College Association and CMT’s Empowering Education initiative, which aims to inspire viewers to further their education.

Cole’s recent single hit #1 on Taste of Country’s Top 10 Countdown. She opened for Miranda Lambert on the 2015  Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars Tour.

“I’m excited to partner with CMT on their Empowering Education initiative,” Cole said. “Music and education are a powerful combination. Having the opportunity to meet students and hear their stories is something I am looking forward to!”

The event will take place at State Fair Community College’s Fred E. Davis Multipurpose Center the night before the opening of the Missouri State Fair.  The evening’s activities will begin at 5:30 with a resource fair where visitors can learn about Missouri’s community colleges. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. and feature an opening performance by the group BlueStem. The lead singer of BlueStem, Trenton Scott, is a graduate of State Fair Community College and recently completed his bachelor’s degree at  the University of Central Missouri.

Tickets to the concert are free and can be picked up at Student Services at ECC locations in Union and Rolla. They can also be reserved online at www.missouricolleges.org. For more information on the CMT initiative, visit www.cmtempoweringeducation.com.

CMT’s Empowering Education is a comprehensive educational campaign that provides an online resource: CMTEMPOWERINGEDUCATION.COM, to aid CMT viewers in overcoming the most common perceived obstacles to furthering education. The site collects existing information in one easy-to-navigate, central location, creating an individualized education action plan for each user.

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About Courtney Cole: Courtney Cole is introducing her unique brand of fun-filled, energetic sound to fans with her new self-titled EP, now available on iTunes and Spotify. Her latest single, “Ladylike,” co-written with Shane McAnally and Jimmy Robbins, has been added to Spotify’s New Boots playlist. She was named a Spotify Spotlight Artist and one of Huffington Post’s Country Artists to Watch in 2015.

With a new publishing deal at Warner/Chappell and named one of CMT’s Next Women of Country, Cole is only just getting started. Gearing up in 2016 to hit the road opening for acts such as Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, and Thomas Rhett, she is bringing her hometown spirit of New Orleans into her music, her empowering lyrics and her live show. Check out Courtney at CourtneyColeMusic.com, Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

About MCCA: The Missouri Community College Association is a statewide organization through which Missouri’s community colleges work together to advance common agendas.  MCCA provides advocacy, education, information, and networking opportunities in service of the state’s 5,700 community college faculty, staff, administrators, and trustees.





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