Country music group Rascal Flatts (Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, Joe Don Rooney) first came together in Columbus, Ohio, back in 1999. The trio have released twelve studio albums— Rascal Flatts (2000), Melt (2002), Feels Like Today (2004), Me and My Gang (2006), Still Feels Good (2007), Greatest Hits Volume 1 (2008), Unstoppable (2009), Nothing Like This (2010), Changed (2012), Rewind (2014), The Greatest Gift of All (2016), and Back to Us (2017). Learn more about this successful band through the collection of Rascal Flatts facts below!
7 Rascal Flatts Facts
1) Gary LeVox and Jay DeMarcus are related! The pair are second cousins.
2) At first, Gary LeVox did not think Joe Don Rooney could keep up with the band on guitar. He was proven wrong when Rooney filled in for their regular guitarist and played a six hour show.
3) In the late 90s, Gary LeVox was roommates with actor-singer Jamie Foxx while pursing a music career in California.
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#Repost @garylevox ・・・ I did a show that my boy #jamiefoxx wrote and directed. It didn’t get picked up but we had a blast filming it! Foxx and I have been friends for over 20 yrs and apparently he thought I needed a straight jacket and 2 side burns that look like ferrets! 😂😂😂
4) Does the name ‘Rascal Flatts’ mean anything? Not really. A friend of the group suggested the name of his high school garage band when the three couldn’t come up with an original name for themselves.
5) Rascal Flatts’ “I Melt” music video caused some controversy when it debuted and was even banned from GAC. Why? Joe Don Rooney’s backside makes a cameo and there’s quite a bit of nudity…
6) Rascal Flatts seems to love beauty queens! On May 15, 2004, Jay DeMarcus married Allison Alderson a former Miss Tennessee and Miss Tennessee USA. Joe Don Rooney married Tiffany Fallon on April 23, 2006, she is a former Miss Georgia USA. More on their wives here.
7) Besides his two children with wife Allison, daughter Madeline and son Dylan, Jay DeMarcus also has an older daughter from a previous relationship. The baby was given up for adoption.
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Rascal Flatts Farewell: Life Is a Highway Tour Schedule
6/11/20 Indianapolis, IN Ruoff Music Center
6/12/20 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
6/13/20 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
6/25/20 Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
6/27/20 Pittsburgh, PA S&T Bank Music Park
7/18/20 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
7/23/20 St. Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
9/3/20 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
9/4/20 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
9/5/20 Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Amphitheater
9/10/20 Raleigh, NC Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek
9/11/20 Virginia Beach, VA Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach
9/12/20 Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
9/17/20 Wantagh, NY Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
9/18/20 Boston, MA Xfinity Center
9/19/20 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
10/1/20 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
10/2/20 San Diego, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/3/20 Irvine, CA FivePoint Amphitheatre
10/7/20 Denver, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
10/9/20 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
10/10/20 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
10/15/20 Atlanta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
10/16/20 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
10/17/20 West Palm Beach, FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre