Flatt-Out Nervous: Little Rascal Creates Anxiety

With the impending birth of a baby girl in January, bass player Jay DeMarcus will become the final member of Rascal Flatts to join the ranks of fatherhood. Every member of the band is a bit of a clown — Jay jokes as much as any of the guys — but he’s quite serious about being a dad to Madeline Leigh DeMarcus. Jay and his wife, Allison, have been working on the nursery, and he’s been preparing to become the best father he can be. Read More

Rascal Flatts Hits No. 1, Again!

The best selling country group of the decade, Rascal Flatts, continues their run as their first album on Big Machine Records, Nothing Like This, debuts at #1 today with nearly 165,000 units. With this #1 album debut, Rascal Flatts has the distinction of being one of only 4 acts to have 6 consecutive studio albums [...] Read More

Take A Guided Tour Through Rascal Flatts’ New Album

With 10 years in the country music business under their belts, Rascal Flatts is ready to kick off decade number two in a big way! Their latest album, Nothing Like This hits stores today featuring 11 brand new tracks including their current hit single “Why Wait.” The album caps off a crazy year that saw [...] Read More

Rascal Flatts Has “Nothing” Going On

It’s a monumental day for Rascal Flatts as the band releases a new album, its first after a 10-year history with Disney’s Lyric Street Records fell by the wayside. The trio — Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney — debuted with “Prayin’ For Daylight” in 2000 and quickly became one of country music’s biggest acts, winning the Country Music Association’s Vocal Group of the Year honor six times in succession. Lyric Street folded this spring, and Rascal Flatts found itself recording an album without knowing who would put it out for them. The guys had started the album in Santa Barbara, of all places, and it originally appeared that the project would get shifted to another Disney-owned label. Instead, Flatts was scooped up by Big Machine Records, an aggressive Nashville label that already had Taylor Swift, Reba McEntire and The Band Perry in its fold — and just last week announced the signing of Martina McBride. The album Flatts was working on, Nothing Like This, is finally out today. Read More

GAC Readies Backstory: Rascal Flatts

Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney are, to put it simply, one of the biggest groups in country music history. The trio won six straight Vocal Group of the Year awards from the Country Music Association despite barbs from critics, and GAC goes behind the scenes with the band in Backstory: Rascal Flatts. Lots of people arrive in Nashville every day hoping to become country stars, but few actually make it through the system. Jay and Gary were playing regularly at a club in Printer’s Alley, and when they needed a guitar player one night, Joe Don filled in temporarily. But their three-part harmony was so great, temporary became permanent. Read More