Rascal Flatts Joins CMA Foundation to Donate $150,000 to School Music Programs

Rascal Flatts
 Zach Henderson

A day they wish they could rewind! Country stars Rascal Flatts visited Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles to present new instruments to the students and a $150,000 grant to nonprofit Little Kids Rock along with the CMA Foundation — but got a surprise of their own in return.

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The students put on a small concert for the three bandmates, singing The Beatles' classic song "Come Together" before being joined by Rascal Flatts for a rendition of their hit "Life Is A Highway."

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"Hearing them sing ‘Come Together’ — that’s an intricate song first off — it was impressive!" guitarist Joe Don Rooney tells Us Weekly of the students' performance. “They’re all so excited and happy and smiling, it’s infectious to see that and it takes you back. We were young when we got started.”

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“It's a pure love of music," bassist Jay DeMarcus adds. "They love it and you can tell with every chord that they play.”

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The "My Wish" crooners supported the charity, which donates teacher training, instruments, and educational resources to public school districts who have struggling music programs, just ahead of the Feb. 25 opening of their Las Vegas residency at The Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

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