Rascal Flatts

1999-
Gary LeVoxLead vocals1999-
Joe Don RooneyGuitar1999-
Jay DeMarcusMulti-instrumentalist1999-

Rascal Flatts Artistfacts

  • Rascal Flatts formed in Columbus, Ohio in 1999. The group is composed of Gary LeVox, his second cousin Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney.
  • Jay DeMarcus began his career as one half of the Christian duo East to West.
  • Gary LeVox and actor/singer Jamie Foxx were roommates for a brief time in the late 1990s while LeVox was pursuing a music career in California. In 2007 Foxx appeared on "She Goes All the Way," a track from Rascal Flatts' Still Feels Good album.
  • Joe Don Rooney performed together with Keifer Thompson as teenagers, before Joe Don Rooney was part of Rascal Flatts and Keifer Thompson created Thompson Square.
  • Jay DeMarcus married Allison Alderson on May 15, 2004, after meeting her on the set while filming the video for the Rascal Flatts song, "These Days." Allison is a former beauty queen who has held the titles Miss Tennessee Teen USA 1994, Miss Tennessee 1999 and Miss Tennessee USA 2002. She is now a correspondent for CMT Insider.
  • Jay DeMarcus is also a brother-in-law of country music singer James Otto. (Allison Alderson's sister is married to Otto.)
  • Rascal Flatts' fourth album, Me and My Gang, had the highest US debut of 2006, with 721,747 units in its first week. It logged three weeks at #1 on Billboard 200. The record was the second-best selling album (behind High School Musical) of 2006 with sales totaling 3.5 million by the year's end.
  • On February 25, 2015, Rascal Flatts became the first country band to get its own Las Vegas residency when they started a nine-show run at the Joint, a 4,000 seater venue inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
  • Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney's first choice for a name, Deuces Wild, had already been taken by several bands. They were unable to come up with an alternative until a piano player friend suggested Rascal Flatts, explaining it was the name of his high school garage band.

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