(AP) - Carrie Underwood says everyone should have that moment of being proud to graduate college. Dierks Bentley says he definitely would not have passed up college. Luke Bryan says going to college taught him to work harder.

They're all part of CMT's Empowering Education initiative to encourage viewers to pursue education beyond high school. The website CMTEmpoweringEducation.com gives information on schools, financial resources and the college stories of country music stars.

Dustin Lynch will appear on CMT's Top 20 countdown on Friday to talk more about the initiative.