Kacey Musgraves, who celebrated a birthday this week, has been tapped to perform at the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 event in Johannesburg, South Africa later this year. She is among a star-studded group of famous faces, including Oprah, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Ed Sheeran, Usher, Pharrell Williams, Gayle King, Tyler Perry, Naomi Campbell and Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam) to join together December 2nd at FNB Stadium. Global Citizens’ actions are helping to end extreme poverty by 2030 as part of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. Global Citizen works across the 17 Global Goals including Food and Nutrition, Water and Sanitation, Girls and Women, the Environment, Health and Finance and Innovation.
Maddie & Tae will join songwriter Josh Kerr and Jon Nite for the CMA Songwriters Series in Houston on September 17th. The CMA Foundation and the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation will also team up to host a musical instrument drive in Houston September 14th-24th, encouraging the community to donate gently used musical instruments at several drop sites located throughout the greater Houston area. Collected instruments will be cleaned, repaired and donated to Houston school music programs. Maddie & Tae are currently climbing the country charts with “Friends Don’t.”