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The countdown to the annual CMA Music Festival is on.
In just one week, a group of students from Nashville School of Arts, led under the direction of Walter Bitnerwill, kick off festivities at LP Field with country singer David Nail.
The opportunity is a true reflection of what the CMA Music Festival's "Keep the Music Playing" program is all about, supporting music in Metro schools.
Music student Mignon Grabois told Nashville's News 2 it's an experience that will forever change their future.
"There's this special bond that everybody has and being able to do this, performing on LP with a group like this it just makes everything that much better because we all share the same love for the music," Grabois explained.
Thursday morning Nail, who is known for his songs "Let It Rain" and "Red Light," headed back to high school to rehearse with NSA's Chamber Choir.
With a father as a high school band director, Nail said he spent his teen years in a choir standing in a very similar room as the students.
"Every time we just ran through it I got goose bumps, you know four or five different times and to be honest that first time it was kind of tough for me to keep it together just because I think everything that this song is, it's all about this right here," Nail told Nashville's News 2.
To learn more about David Nail and the Nashville School of the Arts performance, check out www.WKRN.Com