Last Sunday night, The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel was packed out with fans of OneRepublic and proud parents of the Hendersonville High School student band. The evening opened with the very talented Serena Ryder, followed by heart throb Mayer Hawthorne.
OneRepublic took the stage and after a dramatic shadow curtain was dropped, the band had the audience singing along to past hits as well as new songs from their new album, Native, which was released March 26th on Mosley Music Group/Interscope Records and debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
After a moving acoustic set, the band from Hendersonville High School lined the stage to perform OneRepublic’s “All the Right Moves.” As winners of the AEG Live, OneRepublic and WKRN sponsored contest, not only did the high school band get to perform live with OneRepublic, they also won a $10,000 grant for their music program courtesy of the Ryan & Genevieve Tedder Foundation.
The Foundation focuses on supporting local and smaller national organizations that tend to fall outside of the mainstream charitable giving communities, and that rely largely on the generosity of their limited donor base.
This contest is particularly personal for Ryan Tedder given his ties to this city, "Having started my career in Nashville, I know firsthand how much talent this city has to offer. We're looking forward to seeing what local high schools do with our music ("All the Right Moves"), while bringing light to the importance of music education." Says Tedder.
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