Brad Paisley is urging families to encourage music education and give children instruments for Christmas this year (10).
The country music singer will never forget the most important gift he ever received - a guitar from his grandfather.
He remembers, "He just wanted me to play (and) wrapped up one of his."
And Paisley hopes families celebrating the holiday will give their youngsters the gift of music.
He adds, "I hope there's kids out there getting guitars for Christmas or any instrument for that matter. Nothing changed my life like that Christmas gift when I was eight from my grandfather."