Chris Janson and Martina McBride will represent Country music as part of The House of Blues Music Forward Foundation's first-ever Ambassadors Council. They will be joined by Benny Blanco, Sofia Carson, Lauren Daigle, Khalid, Julia Michaels, Carlos Santana and Umphrey’s McGee.
Each Music Forward Ambassador will contribute in a variety of ways including mentoring aspiring artists, speaking at educational youth workshops, donating funds from ticket sales and providing exclusive music memorabilia for auction.
Chris said, “I grew up knowing that more than anything I wanted to be a musician, but I didn’t have the resources or access for help, so I taught myself how to play. It makes me realize, how blessed I am not only to be able to share my passion with others, but to help Music Forward inspire and support kids whose passions lie in their love of music.”
Martina said, “I am thrilled to join Music Forward’s Ambassadors Council, which represents such a wide variety of musical genres. Breaking into the music business is challenging, and Music Forward’s free programs offer aspiring youth the tools and mentorship opportunities needed to help fulfill their career goals. I am honored to be part of an organization that is committed to offering pathways into the industry I love so much.”