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Rascal Flatts

About

Rascal Flatts was an American country music band founded in 1999. The band members were Gary LeVox (lead vocals), Jay DeMarcus (bass guitar, background vocals), and Joe Don Rooney (lead guitar, background vocals). DeMarcus is LeVox's second cousin, a brother-in-law of country music singer James Otto, and a former member of the contemporary Christian music duo East to West.

From 2000 to 2010, they recorded for Disney Music Group's former Lyric Street Records division. While on that label, they released six studio albums, all of which have been certified platinum or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In order of release, they are Rascal Flatts (2000), Melt (2002), Feels Like Today (2004), Me and My Gang (2006), Still Feels Good (2007), and Unstoppable (2009). After Lyric Street closed in 2010, they moved to Big Machine Records for five more studio albums: Nothing Like This (2010), Changed (2012), Rewind (2014), The Greatest Gift of All (2016), and their final studio album, Back to Us (2017).

Rascal Flatts has released more than forty singles, sixteen of which have reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs, Country Airplay, and/or Canada Country charts. Their longest-lasting number-one single, a cover of Marcus Hummon's "Bless the Broken Road", spent five weeks in that position in 2005. Through 2006–07, "What Hurts the Most" was number one on both the Hot Country Songs and Adult Contemporary charts, and their highest peak on the Billboard Hot 100 at number six. The band also had commercial success with a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is a Highway", which they recorded for the soundtrack of the Pixar animated movie Cars. Their music is defined by country pop influences. In addition to their own songs, DeMarcus has produced albums for Chicago, Jennette McCurdy, and Brooks & Dunn member Kix Brooks.

On January 7, 2020, Rascal Flatts announced that they would be disbanding following a farewell tour after 22 years together. However, this farewell tour was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic; the group's disbandment was not officially confirmed until October 2021.

Articles

December 22, 2021

Matthew West Tops Billboard’s Year-End Christian Songwriters Chart: ‘I Fell in Love With Songwriting as Much as I Did Artistry’

In addition to his own 11 No. 1 Christian Airplay singles, West has penned songs recorded by Scotty McCreery, Casting Crowns, Rascal Flatts and more.

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November 18, 2021

Publishing Briefs: Primary Wave Acquires Mike Scott Catalog; DJ Alok Signs With UMPG

Other publishing moves this week include Downtown dealing with AIR and WCM Nashville signing Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts.

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October 26, 2021

RMR Talks His Viral Hit ‘Rascal’ and Singing in Choir on ‘The First Time’

Plus, why he's such a big fan of the vocal stylings of Rascal Flatts and Keith Urban

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October 8, 2021

Gary LeVox Opens Up About the End of Rascal Flatts: ‘I Wasn’t Happy That Joe Don Quit’

"I can't stand the fact that it just feels there's no closure," LeVox recently told People Magazine

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September 10, 2021

Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney Charged With DUI in Nashville

Rooney was charged with a DUI on Thursday (Sept. 9) in Nashville.

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September 10, 2021

Rascal Flatts’ Joe Don Rooney Arrested for DUI

Singer-guitarist crashed his vehicle into a tree early Thursday morning in an incident near Nashville

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June 15, 2021

ACM Honors: Toby Keith to Receive Merle Haggard Spirit Award

Loretta Lynn, Luke Combs, and Rascal Flatts are among the other honorees at the 2021 ceremony

www.rollingstone.com

Discs

Hot In Here: Summer Songs 2010-2019

May 27, 2022

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Love Songs 2010-2019

February 11, 2022

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Twenty Years Of Rascal Flatts - The Greatest Hits (Big Machine Radio Release Special)

October 2, 2020

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Twenty Years Of Rascal Flatts - The Greatest Hits

October 2, 2020

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How They Remember You (Acoustic Version)

September 25, 2020

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How They Remember You (Big Machine Radio Release Special)

July 31, 2020

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How They Remember You

July 31, 2020

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Quick, Fast, In A Hurry

July 10, 2020

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Until Grace

February 14, 2020

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Back To Life (Live From Red Rocks)

March 15, 2019

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Jukebox

December 7, 2018

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Back To Life

September 28, 2018

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Wildfire

February 16, 2018

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She Must Like Broken Hearts

February 16, 2018

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Dancin' On My Grave

February 16, 2018

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Compass

February 16, 2018

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Bring The Family

February 16, 2018

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Spotify Singles

July 12, 2017

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Back To Us (Deluxe Version / Big Machine Radio Release Special)

May 19, 2017

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Back To Us (Deluxe Version)

May 19, 2017

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Back To Us

May 19, 2017

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The Greatest Gift Of All (Big Machine Radio Release Special)

October 21, 2016

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The Greatest Gift Of All

October 21, 2016

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My Wish (10th Anniversary)

January 1, 2016

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Rewind

January 1, 2014

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Changed

January 1, 2012

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Artist Karaoke Series: Rascal Flatts

January 1, 2011

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Unstoppable (Olympics Mix)

January 1, 2010

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Mary, Did You Know?

January 1, 2010

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Nothing Like This

January 1, 2010

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Unwrapped - EP

January 1, 2009

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The Vault

January 1, 2009

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Unstoppable

January 1, 2009

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Still Feels Good

January 1, 2007

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Me And My Gang

January 1, 2006

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Rascal Flatts Live

January 1, 2005

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Feels Like Today

January 1, 2004

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Melt

January 1, 2002

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Rascal Flatts

January 1, 2000

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