With scenic Nashville as a backdrop, Restless Heart, along with hundreds of their friends and colleagues, performed in sweltering heat and humidity to enthusiastic audiences during this year’s 4 day CMA Music Festival.

The CMA donates half of the proceeds from each festival to music education in metro Nashville public schools through “Keep the Music Playing” in partnership with the Nashville Alliance for Public Education. (The CMA has donated more than $3.3 million to “Keep the Music Playing” since the program was launched in 2006). JD CMA2010

A welcome boost to a recovering city— this year, the other half of the CMA proceeds are going to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee to aid in relief efforts for flood victims in Nashville and surrounding areas.