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CMT and Dustin want YOU to encourage your friends and family to achieve their dreams. Join them on a group post and you could win a trip to the 2015 CMT Music Awards!

CMT AND DUSTIN WANT FANS TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL IN NEW “CMT EMPOWERING EDUCATION” PARTNERSHIP

CMT and Dustin Ask Fans to Support through Social Media ‘Thunderclap’

TWEET IT: .@CMT and @dustinlynch want fans to #TakeTheFirstStep and go back to school. Pledge your voice for education: http://thndr.it/1tTGZh1

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NASHVILLE – September 4, 2014 – There are 4.7 million jobs open right now in the United States according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, many of which remain unfilled due to a lack of skilled applicants. CMT and country music starDustin Lynch are teaming up to encourage Americans in some of the most economically-depressed areas to go back to school as part of the cable network’s CMT EMPOWERING EDUCATION initiative. With Lynch as the official spokesperson, the campaign highlights the important role community colleges play in providing affordable, relevant education and training aligned with the workforce needs in rural America.

CMT and Dustin are asking fans to pledge their commitment to education on social media using Thunderclap, an online crowdsourcing tool. If 500 people sign up to support CMT EMPOWERING EDUCATION by September 18, Thunderclap will blast a concerted message of support across social media worldwide. As an incentive to participate in the Thunderclap, CMT and Lynch will award 10 participants with personalized gift packages, as well as one grand prize package for a VIP trip to the 2015 CMT MUSIC AWARDS in Nashville, Tenn. Fans can visit http://thndr.it/1tTGZh1 to raise their voice for education now.

“Education has always been important to me and to my family. In fact, I made a promise to my family that I would graduate from college before pursuing a career in music,” says Lynch. “I’m proud to be working with CMT’s Empowering Education campaign to help others find their path to higher education and to new careers.”

Click here for the official press release at CMTPress.com