The year 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of one of the generation's most productive country music nation new music acts, Rascal Flatts. Celebrating a decade of excellent country tracks, a string of hit songs, sold out excursions and limitless awards, the place superband-consisting of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, and Joe Don Rooney-is kicking off the calendar year on the significant observe, sending the state music blog site scene into overdrive.
From the 2000 release in their self-titled debut album and its 1st solitary, "Prayin' For Daylight," they've frequently dished out exceptional country tunes, earning each crucial and community approval for their subsequent releases. Now, Rascal Flatts has experienced 11 #1 singles and six studio albums Billboard's Major a hundred Nation Albums on the Decade list-more than any in their contemporaries within this style. Apart from dominating the charts for any 10 years, the band has also bought in excess of twenty million albums and performed more than seven hundred dates, such as bought out concert events with the Madison Square Back garden and at Wrigley Area. As claimed in many region songs weblogs, Rascal Flatts has loved a meteoric rise to fame from its humble beginnings.
In an job interview, Rooney shared how the band initial arrived alongside one another, "We begun at 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 begun singing with each other." He further added, "We burned up the road to get a lot of years, the first 6 yrs, we were doing 150 dates a yr. 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 tracks we could find-whether somebody else in town wrote it or we got lucky enough to write a superior 1."
Fortunately, all those years of hard work paid off because apart 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 place group in 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 Region Music, Country Tunes Association, and the People's Choice Awards, among others. Although it lost to fellow nation group Lady Antebellum within 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 yr? 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 State Songs Hall of Fame and maybe be members of your Grand Ole Opry someday. That would be our long-term goals, for sure."