Rascal Flatts Information
For Rascal Flatts - Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney, and Jay DeMarcus - not much has changed since they were playing for a handful of people in a club in Nashville's Printers Alley. They always play with the same energy and intensity and boast eleven #1 singles, including â€œThese Days,â€ â€œMy Wish,â€ and â€œWhy Wait.â€ They have played to some of the largest crowds in the United States.
Coming out of Ohio, they have a career expanding more than ten years. They have taken over country music and made it their own, creating a more accessible image and sound to the genre. Their first album, the self-titled Rascal Flatts (2000), made them famous, leading the way for the release of eight more albums.
They have won a number of accolades throughout their career, including ten Country Music Television awards, seven Country Music Awards, and one Grammy win. In 2010, they were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They have also had their songs featured in a number of films and television shows, such as The Emperorâ€™s New Groove, Evan Almighty, Hannah Montana: The Movie, Yes, Dear, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Television performances also include on American Idol and Oprahâ€™s Farewell Show.
In 2000, they joined Jo Dee Messinaâ€™s Burn Tour, following that up in 2002 with another album, Melt, and a tour of their own, I Melt. They toured again in 2003 with Brooks and Dunne, and again in 2004 with Kenny Chesney. For their Feels Like Today album release in 2004, they toured with Keith Anderson and Blake Shelton for the Here's To You Tour.
In 2006 and 2007, they released two more albums- Me and My Gang and Still Feels Good. They were joined by Eric Church, Gary Allan, and Jason Aldean for the Me and My Gang Tour, then Jason Aldean, Kellie Pickler, and Taylor Swift for their Still Feels Good tour.
They released their Greatest Hits Volume 1 in the fall of 2008, wrapping up with their latest hit cover song, â€œLife is a Highway.â€ In 2008, they went on the Bob That Head Tour and were joined by Taylor Swift and Jessica Simpson.
The Rascal Flatts put out Unstoppable in 2009, clad with emotional tracks about rocky relationships as well as bikini-boasting summer anthems. Their 2009 American Living Unstoppable tour was followed by the 2010 release of their album Nothing Like This and yet another tour, Flatts Fest Tour.
Finishing up their latest tour, Thaw Out 2012 with Sara Evans and Hunter Hays, they will follow up with their newest album, Changed, dropping on April 3, 2012.
Among the largest grossing touring groups in country music and in general, the Rascal Flatts are well known for their live shows, cited to have incorporated special effects, video and pyrotechnics into their past performances.
Their newest tour will kick off in Hartford, Connecticut on June 15. As always, Rascal Flatts tickets will sure to be in high demand for their summer 2012 tour.