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Rascal Flatts Heads “To Appomattox”

Rascal Flatts photo courtesy of Big Machine Records.

April marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, and Rascal Flatts is one of several country acts that will remember that moment in American history by appearing in a mini-series.

“To Appomattox” is named after the site where the South eventually surrendered, and the project will employ the guys in a couple of ways. They’ve been enlisted to produce the soundtrack, according to a website devoted to the production. And they’ll also have roles as soldiers. That’s a little bit different than their last attempt at acting, when they appeared as themselves on the CBS drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.”

“We‘re not going to be a bass player in the Civil War, or a guitarist and a singer,” Gary LeVox insists.

But that doesn’t eliminate other possibilities.

“I‘m going to be a Civil War flutist,” Jay DeMarcus jokes.

Seriously, they’re in good company. Others who’ve signed on for “To Appomattox,” according to the production website, include Dwight Yoakam, Kix Brooks and Laura Bell Bundy, plus such fulltime actors as Michael C. Hall, Paul Giamatti and Bill Paxton.

In the meantime, Rascal Flatts will be in good company Tuesday night, too. The band is set to perform on the Grand Ole Opry along with Little Jimmy Dickens, Danny Gokey, Diamond Rio and the Del McCoury Band.

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