“I’ll Fly Away” is one of the most recognized songs that has provided comfort for millions around the world for the last 80 years. Now “I’ll Fly Away” is poised to give hope for the next generation.
The I’ll Fly Away Foundation has been formed to educate our children as to the importance of our musical history through scholarships and musical education programs. The I’ll Fly Away Foundation believes music education is the key to the success of our preservation mission and will conduct demonstration tours to schools of all levels to educate the next generation about the musical heritage and traditions of America. The I’ll Fly Away Foundation is set to grant scholarships to qualified recipients in 2012.
The name I’ll Fly Away Foundation was taken from the world’s most recorded song, “I’ll Fly Away,” written by Albert E. Brumley in 1932. Mr. Brumley was a pioneer of American Gospel music as well as Bluegrass and Country recordings. The I’ll Fly Away Foundation is dedicated to educating the upcoming generations as to the importance of the old songs that shaped American Music into what it is today.
The Chairman of the I’ll Fly Away Foundation is Betsy Brumley, Albert E. Brumley’s granddaughter. Betsy is following in the footsteps of her father and grandfather in recognizing that we must hold on to our roots of music and preserve it for the future.
At this time there are two fundraisers scheduled for 2012. March 24, 2012 in Neosho, Missouri featuring The Chuck Wagon Gang and on October 13, 2012 in Rogers, Arkansas featuring the Oak Ridge Boys, Daily & Vincent and The Blackwood Brothers Quartet.
If you are interested in becoming a Patron of the I’ll Fly Away Foundation or attending one of our fundraisers, please visit our website at www.illflyawayfoundation.org