Rascal Flatts Donates Steinway Piano To McGavock High School

The Nashville Alliance for Public Education, with the help of Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus and the Country Music Association, surprised music students at McGavock High School with a brand-new piano from Steinway galleries on Tuesday.

“The old piano at McGavock High School was in such disrepair that keys did not work and students could not play music properly,” said Pam Garrett, executive director of the Nashville Alliance. “Now, thanks to the Country Music Association, we were able to provide this piano for a very deserving group of students.”

“As artists we donate our time to the CMA Music Festival so that we’re able to give back,” said DeMarcus. “Music education was very important in my life, and because of that, I’m able to do what I do today.”

The Nashville Alliance has also made piano deliveries to Hillwood High School, Whites Creek High School and Cane Ridge High School this week.

Achieving the $20 million mark is a direct result of the collective hard work, dedication and generosity put forth by many people and organizations. People are seeing how their contributions can make an impact on the lives of children growing up right in their own neighborhoods”

— Pam Garrett

Rascal Flatts‘ Jay DeMarcus surprised some music students at Metro’s McGavock high school this morning with a new piano.

He went under the guise of talking to and advising the music students, which Jay did.

Then, he sat down at the piano that was there, complained about its shoddy condition, and brought in a brand-new piano.

Kids clapped, cried, threw themselves on the ground, shouted in glee.

OK, maybe not, but they did clap and they were truly happy.

The gift was from the Nashville Alliance for Public Education, with proceeds from CMA Music Fest.