Recent gift to support individuals studying for future careers in music, entertainment business at Belmont University
Frank Rogers, founder and president of Fluid Music Revolution, and his wife Jessica recently made possible a $50,000 scholarship endowment at Belmont University’s Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business. Rogers graduated from Belmont in 1994 with a degree in music business.
Rogers said, “I was a Belmont scholarship recipient, and I want to afford the same opportunity to other students. I want to support students who will be a part of a healthy, creative future for the music industry. Belmont is a unique school with unique opportunities for students. Giving to Belmont allows students to learn, grow and experience things they could not do anywhere else in the world.”
Sarah Cates, director of development and industry relations for the Curb College, added, “Belmont is so grateful to have alumni like Frank and Jessica who are investing in the lives of young people who share their passion for music. Like scholarships played a role in Frank’s education, it’s inspiring to see someone pay it forward out of their gratitude.”
Born in Florence, South Carolina, Rogers is an acclaimed record producer, songwriter, musician, music publisher and label executive. Rogers has worked with countless prominent music performers in a variety of capacities through his career, including fellow alumni Brad Paisley, Brandy Clark and Josh Turner, as well as Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Dolly Parton, Darius Rucker, Sheryl Crow and Darryl Worley. His work has resulted in 40 No. 1 songs, more than 70 top 20 songs and multiple RIAA certified multi-platinum, platinum and gold records. He has received 18 Country Music Association (CMA) award nominations (with one win) and 27 Academy of Country Music (ACM) award nominations (with five wins). He has been named Billboard magazine’s No. 1 Hot Country Producer Award five times (2006–2010) and MusicRow Magazine Producer of the Year four times (2005, 2007, 2008 and 2009). He has produced 17 Grammy nominated songs or albums including four Grammy winners.