NEW YORK—As the Bronx middle-schoolers harmonized in their auditorium and plucked out basic chords on ukuleles and guitars, in walked their music instructor, Liz Rose — a Grammy-award winning country songwriter from Nashville.
Rose has penned tracks for some of the biggest names in the business, including Taylor Swift. But on this recent fall day, she helped 19 students write an original tune called "Everybody's Perfect."
"Y'all are awesome," Rose said as she approached the stage. "Y'all made me cry." READ MORE OF THIS STORY ON VOA WEBSITE