Nashville Lifestyles magazine recently honored Rascal Flatts as the cover subject for their November issue, highlighting the supergroup as “real heroes” for their considerable charitable contributions in Nashville area.
Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus serve as spokespersons for Hendersonville-based the Jason Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to the prevention of youth suicide through educational and awareness programs. They are also celebrity ambassadors for the American Red Cross and have been recognized for their on-going work with the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, where the hospital recently named the pediatric surgery center for the band.
NAMM has announced that the industry’s summer gathering will take place in Nashville throughout 2013. NAMM, a not-for-profit association that unifies, leads and strengthens the $17 billion international musical instruments and products industry, promotes music making to people of all ages through activities and programs, including this summer session.
“These past few years, even in the depths of the recession, our Members came to Nashville to network, attend NAMM U sessions and do their fall buying,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO, NAMM. “NAMM Member companies, especially independent dealers and innovative exhibitors have told us that they want and need this show, and we’re resolved to support them.”
The summer NAMM session will take place in Nashville July 21-23, 2011. In order to provide increased value to attendees and exhibitors, NAMM will be adding new features including a full day (Saturday, July 23, 2011) that will be open to the public, introducing more people to the benefits and fun of playing music.
More information on this and other NAMM events is available here.