Otis Redding Foundation’s Dream Choir Rocks the Ryman

The Dream Choir poses backstage with Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls at the Georgia On My Mind concert at the Ryman Auditorium, July 2019

The Otis Redding Foundation’s Dream Choir performed at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville as part of the annual “Georgia On My Mind” concert to raise money for the Georgia Music Foundation, which supports programs for music education and preservation.

Billboard reported:

Otis Redding Foundation’s Dream Choir covers Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road”

The most spirited moment of the evening came from the Otis Redding Foundation’s Dream Choir, a mixed choir group that included students from 12-18, who covered Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road.” Donned with cowboy hats, sunglasses and bandanas, the choir’s energy filled the Ryman Auditorium. While one student assisted on fiddle, two men traded the verses and rap to the song while several students assisted on harmonies and others performed a choreographed dance to the track. Receiving a standing ovation at the end of their set, it was a reminder of the importance music education can have on a child’s life.

Read the entire review at Billboard.