Country Music superstars Rascal Flatts announced a CMA Foundation grant of $150,000 to national not-for-profit Little Kids Rock yesterday afternoon during a special visit to Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles, CA. During the band’s visit they spent time with the children at the school, playing music and brought with them a surprise delivery of musical instruments. Miramonte Elementary School is one of nearly 1,300 public schools across the country supported by Little Kids Rock, which donates teacher training, instruments, and educational resources to public school districts facing budget cuts and elimination of music programs.
”With all three of us having children ourselves, organizations like Little Kids Rock really resonate with us,” said Joe Don Rooney. “To be able to give back to young music makers and to do it with our friends at the CMA Foundation is really humbling and the best part of what we do.”
Following their visit to the school the group paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live! for a live performance of their current single “Riot.” Next week will see the trio embark on Rascal Flatts Vegas Riot! the first ever country residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel beginning Feb. 25. The trio have invited The Voice winner Craig Wayne Boyd to join them on the dates.