The 12 months 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of one of this generation's most thriving country music country songs acts, Rascal Flatts. Celebrating ten years of excellent region tunes, a string of hit songs, bought out tours and endless awards, the region superband-consisting of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, and Joe Don Rooney-is kicking off the yr over a large observe, sending the nation new music blog site scene into overdrive.
From the 2000 release in their self-titled debut album and its 1st solitary, "Prayin' For Daylight," they have consistently dished out superb nation tracks, earning the two vital and community approval for their subsequent releases. Now, Rascal Flatts has experienced eleven #1 singles and 6 studio albums Billboard's Top rated one hundred State Albums of the Ten years list-more than any of their contemporaries during this genre. Apart from dominating the charts for a decade, the band has also bought around 20 million albums and played over seven hundred dates, including sold out live shows at the Madison Square Backyard and at Wrigley Area. As reported in several nation new music weblogs, Rascal Flatts has savored a meteoric increase to fame from its humble beginnings.
In an job interview, Rooney shared how the band very first arrived alongside one another, "We started off for the Fiddle & Steel Guitar Bar in Printer's Alley in Nashville, and some other clubs on Broadway, back in January 1999, that's where I met Jay. He introduced me to Gary and we began singing with each other." He further added, "We burned up the road for your lot of years, the very first six yrs, we were doing 150 dates a year. That's a lot of living out of a suitcase. But we always felt like there was a purpose and a direction. We tried to go with that, to go with the gut, go with the heart and cut the best tunes we could find-whether somebody else in town wrote it or we got lucky enough to write a great a single."
Fortunately, all those many years of hard work paid off because aside with the recognition they received from their ever expanding fan base, they also garnered respect from their peers and critics as proven by the awards they received throughout the career. Currently, Rascal Flatts holds the sole distinction of being the most-awarded state group from the new millennium. The group has taken home almost 40 awards from prestigious award-giving bodies such as the American New music Awards, the Academy of Nation New music, Region New music Association, and the People's Choice Awards, among others. Although it lost to fellow country group Lady Antebellum with this year's Grammy awards, they would not let this loss stop them from creating better new music in the future.
So what is in store for his or her fans this year? To this Rooney says, "If we want to dig in deeper and work harder, I think we can do some even bigger things. It's all up to us, and it always has been-it's just taken us until now to realize that, I think. We have goals set for ourselves. We want to win a Grammy, we want to sell out football stadiums. There are plenty of big things to shoot for. The ultimate goal is to be in the Region Audio Hall of Fame and maybe be members of the Grand Ole Opry someday. That would be our long-term goals, for sure."