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Girl with local ties to appear in PBS special (with video)

Staff Reports • Mar 9, 2016 at 12:00 PM

A Murfreesboro girl with ties to Wilson County will appear on television for the first time this week in the PBS special, “The Art of the Love Song,” on Nashville Public Television.

Abby Reed, 11, is a member of the Summer Pops Young Artists Philharmonic, which performed with the Annie Moses Band, a Nashville classical ensemble. “The Art of the Love Song,” which airs March 10 at 7 p.m., will feature the Annie Moses Band and the Summer Pops Young Artists as they perform several popular love songs from the past and present.

 Reed is the daughter of Lebanon natives Chris and Teresa Reed and the granddaughter of Dorothy and Kennard Reed, both of Lebanon.

Reed, a violinist, is a member of The Conservatory of Annie Moses in Nashville and has attended the Fine Arts Summer Academy at Lipscomb University for the last six summers.

The Annie Moses Band is a classical-crossover ensemble featuring six siblings. The group is known for their virtuosic string playing, eclectic vocals and diverse arrangements. The music blends progressive folk, jazz and Americana music styles.

“The Art of the Love Song” special was taped at the Grand Ole Opry. Reed is also vocalist and dancer with the World Outreach Church’s Sing and Shout Kids Choir and member of the Music City Youth Orchestra.

Reed began playing the violin at 4 years old and soon after, her mother connected Reed with a music teacher at a Murfreesboro Montessori Church. Eventually, Reed attended the Fine Arts Summer Academy, founded by the Annie Moses Band.

Reed said hopes to attend a prestigious musical institute following high school.

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