Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business Announces Miranda Lambert Women Creators Fund
July 28, 2015
Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainement and Music Business announced that proceeds from Miranda Lambert’s “Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars” Unplugged acoustic show would be used to establish the Miranda Lambert Women Creators Fund at Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business. The purpose of the fund is to provide a scholarship to outstanding women students.
As part of Miranda’s ongoing pledge to support other female artists, Lambert has invited her writer pals Natalie Hemby and Jessi Alexander to participate in this special evening celebrating women for her unplugged version of the “Roadside Bars and Pink Guitars” Tour on July 28th at 3rd and Lindsley in Nashville. She will also be joined by her fall tourmates Raelynn, Clare Dunn and Courtney Cole. Hemby, Dunn and Cole are all Belmont University graduates.
“I am so excited to establish this scholarship fund at Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business,” said Lambert, who noted that her passion for music is her motivation to continue breaking down the doors for fellow female singer/songwriters. “To encourage and empower women to achieve their goals is why I am supporting outstanding women who want to pursue their dreams in the music industry.”
Doug Howard, dean of the Curb College, added, “Throughout her career Miranda Lambert has been a faithful and loyal supporter of women songwriters and artists, and her music has served to inspire and to empower. And now, with the creation of her scholarship fund, Miranda will directly impact the education and opportunities of young women creators as they prepare for a career in the music industry. We are truly grateful for this generous gift and for the vision of its wonderful purpose.”
The Miranda Lambert Women Creators Fund will provide over $40,000 in scholarship funds to a female student majoring in music business, songwriting or entertainment industry studies enrolled for the 2016/2017 academic year.
About the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business
In 1971, Belmont first established a Music Business program designed to prepare young women and men for operational, administrative, creative and technical careers in the music industry. The program grew in both size and reputation, leading to the advent of the full Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business in 2003. Currently home to more than 2,000 undergraduates with majors in five areas—music business, audio engineering technology, entertainment industry studies, songwriting and motion pictures—the college boasts an impressive faculty of academic scholars and authors, entrepreneurs, songwriters, producers, filmmakers and sound and recording engineers. It is a world leader in music business and entertainment industry education and the only freestanding college of its kind.
About Belmont University
Ranked No. 5 in the Regional Universities South category and named for the seventh consecutive year as one of the top “Up-and-Comer” universities by U.S. News & World Report, Belmont University consists of approximately 7,300 students who come from every state and more than 25 countries. Committed to being a leader among teaching universities, Belmont brings together the best of liberal arts and professional education in a Christian community of learning and service. The University’s purpose is to help students explore their passions and develop their talents to meet the world’s needs. With more than 80 areas of undergraduate study, 22 master’s programs and five doctoral degrees, there is no limit to the ways Belmont University can expand an individual's horizon. For more information, visit www.belmont.edu.