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  • Gibson Gives Helps Nashville Musicians And Community After Tennessee Tornado

    By HC News |

    NASHVILLE, TN (March 16, 2020) In the wake of the recent tornado in Nashville, Gibson Gives--the charitable arm of Gibson--launched a Guitar Recovery Program providing immediate support and giving a guitar to any musician whose instrument was damaged or destroyed in the Tennessee tornado.
    With over 500 musician inquiries last week, Gibson Gives is working to make musicians affected whole again by replacing a guitar (any brand) for all musicians that were affected by the Tennessee storms. Musicians dropped by the Gibson USA Factory—our flagship Gibson USA Factory was 6 miles away from the storm, and Gibson downtown Nashville headquarters, 2 miles away from the tornado--to pick up their new gear on Thursday, March 12, watch the recap video: https://youtu.be/jKW1G4zhuxs.
    Musicians who lost their guitar in the recent storm, can still reach out to the Gibson Gives Guitar Recovery Plan with their story via: donation.request@gibson.com. For more information, visit: www.gibsongives.org.
    CBS Evening News with Nora O’Donnell stopped by the Gibson USA Factory to speak with the band Goodbye June about their recovery after losing their home and instruments. Watch the full CBS story HERE. 
    CBS Evening News with Nora O’Donnell.
    Earlier in the week, ABC World News Tonight with David Muir profiled the Nashville recovery efforts, HERE.
    ABC World News Tonight with David Muir.
    Scripps National News Network interviewed Gibson President and CEO James “JC” Curleigh and the band Goodbye June in their profile of Nashville recovery efforts. Watch the story, HERE.
    Above: Goodbye June at the Gibson USA Factory with Gibson President and CEO James “JC” Curleigh and their new guitars. Photo caption L-R: Landon Milbourn (Vocals/Guitar), James “JC” Curleigh (Gibson, President and CEO), Tyler Baker (Lead Guitar) and Brandon Qualkenbush (Rhythm Guitar/Backing Vocals).
    Nashville is Gibson’s hometown, and employees across Gibson Brands--including Factory workers, Distributors, Music Store partners and HQ executives--gathered to help the community which is in great need of basic supplies. Gibson’s 23-foot trailer brought in the supplies and was donated to help Hands On Nashville deliver goods to designated community pick-up sites throughout the Nashville Metro area and heavily- afflicted Putnam County
    Gibson employees load the trailer for Hands On Nashville.
    Gibson employees arrive at Hands On Nashville.
    Since launching last July, Gibson Gives is moving close to its goal of donating 1000 guitars in 1000 days, and has given 588 guitars (not including the 380+ pre-selected and approved for tornado relief for musicians). Gibson Gives has become the exclusive provider for the following charities: High School Nation, Musicians On Call, Guitars For Vets, eTown, NVAK.
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    About Gibson Gives:
    The Gibson Gives | Gibson Foundation is a 501(c)(3) committed to introduce, inspire, and amplify the power of music through guitars across all generations, genres, and genders. For over 126 years Gibson has been shaping, contributing, and supporting sound through their guitars. Gibson realized early on that getting instruments into the hands of those with a desire to make music is a truly life-changing event. Gibson Gives (Gibson Foundation) has since provided thousands of guitars and related value-in-kind in excess of $30 million. In 2019, Gibson Gives committed to donating 1,000 guitars over the next 1000 days and is ahead, having donated 160 guitars in just four months. Gibson Gives played a lead role in supporting the ‘Do it for the Love’ Foundation , outfitted Maplewood High School in Nashville with multiple guitars for a music room—through Gibson Gives partner Give A Note --and played it forward donating 48 guitars and 19,000 string sets to Guitars For Vets to bring the power of music to returning U.S. military veterans with PTSD. Gibson Gives is off to a solid start in 2020 with 100% of all donations to and from Gibson Gives going towards giving the gift of music. The mission of Gibson Gives is to make music matter to more people in more ways…one guitar at a time.
    About Gibson:
    Gibson Brands, the world’s most iconic guitar brand, has shaped the sounds of generations of musicians and music lovers across genres for more than 100 years. Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Nashville, TN, Gibson Brands has a legacy of world-class craftsmanship, legendary music partnerships and progressive product evolution that is unrivaled among musical instrument companies. The Gibson Brands portfolio includes Gibson, the number one guitar brand, as well as many of the most beloved and recognizable music brands, including Epiphone, Kramer, Steinberger and the Gibson Pro Audio division KRK Systems. Gibson is dedicated to quality, innovation and sound excellence so that music lovers for generations to come will continue to experience music shaped by Gibson Brands. Learn more at http://www.gibson.com and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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