Rascal Flatts Team Up With Best Buy To “Give Harmony” This Holiday Season To Support High School Music Education Across The US

This holiday season, Best Buy Co., Inc. and superstars, Rascal Flatts, are joining forces with the GRAMMY Foundation to “Give Harmony” to teens by supporting music education in high schools throughout the United States. In the spirit of holiday giving, Best Buy in partnership with its vendor community will be making a donation of up to $825,000to the GRAMMY Foundation’s GRAMMY in the Schools music education programs for high school students. Shoppers looking to make a difference can help support this contribution by purchasing one of these featured Best Buy products through January 1, 2011:
  • Sony Bloggie Touch High-Definition Camcorder ($159.99)
  • Samsung Seek No-Contract Mobile Phone from Boost Mobile ($119.99)
  • Sony Ericsson White Xperia Mobile Phone with Taylor Swift Experience ($49.99 w/ 2 year AT&T service agreement)
  • Beats By Dr. Dre – Monster Tour High Resolution In-Ear Headphones ($149.99)
  • HP PhotoSmart e-All-in-One Wireless Printer  ($99.99)
  • Activision Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock Guitar Bundle for Xbox 360 ($99.99)
  • Rascal Flatts’ latest album, “Nothing Like This” ($9.99)
  • Best Buy Connect Mobile Broadband Service (Available on select laptops)

“Music and entertainment are at the heart of Best Buy’s business.  They are important to our customers and employees, and are a particular passion of teenagers,” said Susan Bass Roberts, director of community relations for Best Buy. “We are proud to team up with the GRAMMY Foundation this holiday season to help champion music education in schools and give teens the opportunity to explore their artistic talents.”

Rascal Flatts signed on to participate with an exclusive Best Buy offer to donate a portion of sales from their new album, Nothing Like This,” to the GRAMMY Foundation. As professional musicians they have personally experienced the challenges many teenagers face when trying to make their musical dreams a reality. Each of the three band members, Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney, began their career in small towns in either Ohio or Oklahoma.

“We admire the work the GRAMMY Foundation is doing to help develop the skills of future American musicians,” said Gary LeVox, lead singer of Rascal Flatts. “We are happy to partner with Best Buy to donate a portion of sales from our album to the Foundation so they can continue to develop programs and activities that help teenagers embrace their passion.”

Best Buy is leveraging its vendor community to support the GRAMMY Foundation’s mission of cultivating the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of recorded music to American culture. The Foundation works to bring national attention to the value and impact that music education has on American communities.

To learn more about how to “Give Harmony” this holiday season, visit www.BestBuy.com/giveharmony.