ABC/Image Group LA The newly-renovated live entertainment venue on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University will now be known as the Chris Young Café.

Chris attended the school on the outskirts of Nashville in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in 2005. Since then, he’s funded a scholarship and donated some of his touring equipment to the university.

The “Raised on Country” hitmaker gave $50,000 toward refurbishing the building.

“MTSU will always hold a special place in my heart,” Chris reflects. “It helped me launch my music career and I’m glad for the opportunity to give back to the university.”

The Chris Young Café is located in MTSU’s dining building, and will be used for teaching and practice during the day. At night, it’ll become a performance venue.

Thursday night, Chris continues his Raised on Country Tour at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in St. Louis, Missouri.

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