Rascal Flatts, American country music trio that made progress with a hybrid sound that spoke to the pop market. The individuals were lead vocalist Gary LeVox (unique name Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr.; b. July 10, 1970, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.), bassist Jay DeMarcus (in full Stanley Wayne DeMarcus, Jr.; b. April 26, 1971, Columbus), and guitarist Joe Don Rooney (b. September 13, 1975, Baxter Springs, Kansas).
Cousins LeVox and DeMarcus moved from Columbus, Ohio, to Nashville to seek after melodic vocations in the mid-1990s. DeMarcus played in the support band of country vocalist Chely Wright, and he and LeVox performed routinely in the Nashville club scene. At the point when their standard guitarist was not able show up at a session, DeMarcus enlisted Rooney, whom he knew from Wright’s band, to go along with them. The trio had a simple science, and they chose to frame Rascal Flatts in 1999. They marked to Disney’s Lyric Street Records engrave and discharged oneself titled Rascal Flatts in 2000. The collection went platinum on the quality of the gathering’s breakout single “Prayin’ for Daylight,” which achieved number three on the Billboard country diagram and broke into the Top 40 on the standard pop graph.
The band pursued with Melt (2002), a melody overwhelming accumulation that included “Nowadays,” a solitary that commanded the country diagrams and gave the gathering its first number one hit. Liquefy fared similarly well on the country collection diagram, achieving number one and going through two years in the best 100. This achievement was outperformed with the trio’s consequent discharges—Feels like Today (2004), Me and My Gang (2006), Still Feels Good (2007), and Unstoppable (2009)— every one of which achieved the highest point of Billboard’s everything type collection graph. The hit singles “What Hurts the Most” (2006), a remorseful melody, and “Life Is a Highway” (2006), a romping tune highlighted on the sound track to the vivified film Cars, added to the demonstration’s developing standard fame. During this time, Rascal Flatts likewise won honors from its companions, gathering the Country Music Association (CMA) grant for best new craftsman in 2002 and commanding the vocal gathering class from 2003 to 2008.
After Disney covered the Lyric Street mark, Rascal Flatts in July 2010 marked with Big Machine Records, best known as the home of country hotshot Taylor Swift. The band at that point discharged the studio collections Nothing like This (2010), Changed (2012), and Rewind (2014), all of which appeared at number one on the Billboard country collection graph. Back to Us (2017) was the gathering’s twelfth collection to achieve the Top Ten on that graph.