Rascal Flatts Surprise Nashville Area School With $5,000 Donation
November 11, 2011 at 6:57 AM (PT)
BIG MACHINE RECORDS group RASCAL FLATTS helped team up with BEST BUY MOBILE and the GRAMMY FOUNDATION to donate $5,000 to CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL in FRANKLIN, TN and their mission to help enrich schools in need. The visit from the FLATTS to the school was yesterday (11/10), and a surprise to the students as they spoke of the importance of music education.
"Music was a vital part of the guys and my young lives, particularly in school," said JAY DEMARCUS of RASCAL FLATTS."We are honored to be a part of what we feel is one of the most important programs for developing and recognizing talent in our youth."
"The GRAMMY FOUNDATION is very fortunate to be partnering with BEST BUY to expand our music education programs by leveraging BEST BUY’s philanthropic @15 platform and BEST BUY MOBILE resources," said KRISTEN MADSEN SVP of the GRAMMY FOUNDATION. "The BEST BUY CHILDREN’s FOUNDATION has pledged nearly $1 million in overall support of the GRAMMY FOUNDATION, and their corporate generosity is increasing our overall ability to support school music programs across the country."
For more info on the GRAMMY FOUNDATION’s drive to help public schools, visit www.grammyintheschools.com.
In other RASCAL FLATTS news, the group will appear on the TODAY SHOW on NBC TV (starting at 7a), kicking off a special THANKSGIVING week, performing on the show on MONDAY morning, NOVEMBER 21st. The group will be joined by NATASHA BEDINGFIELD to perform the single, "Easy." Additional performers during the week include CAROLE KING and JUSTIN BIEBER.