RASCAL FLATTS TO MARK 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH TRIBUTE HONORING SONGWRITERS
More than 75 members of
’s songwriting community to be celebrated Nashville
Nashville, TN…(January 27, 2010)…Having won nearly 40 major awards trophies in the first decade of their career, Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney will gather early next week to celebrate the more than seventy-five songwriters who have contributed their creative talent to the band’s 6 previously released studio albums.
“It all starts with a song, we’ve believed that from day one,” said Jay DeMarcus. “We are so grateful and humbled by the fact that so many of
's finest song writers have been with us on this incredible ride. We've lent our voices to some of these songs that have, quite literally, changed people’s lives. What an enormous blessing. This is just our small way of saying thanks for an incredible first ten years and then, toasting to the next ten!” Nashville
A ceremony will be held at the Musician’s Hall of Fame in
next week to recognize the indelible contributions of the talented songwriters who have lent their lyrics and melodies to so many of Rascal Flatts most memorable hits. Among those to be honored include the seventeen writers of Rascal Flatts 11 #1 singles, including Blair Daly, Marcus Hummon, Wendell Mobley, Jeffrey Steele, and Neil Thrasher. Nashville
RASCAL FLATTS’ Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney are kicking off 2010 with a bang as they mark not only the beginning of a new decade but also celebrate ten years of making great music together, becoming one of the hottest touring acts and the top country group of the new millennium. The band has delivered 11 #1 singles to the top of the charts and has more titles in Billboard’s Top 100 Songs of the Decade than any other group in the format. Over ten years the band has sold more than 20 million albums and 25 million digital downloads while all six of their studio albums made Billboard’s Top 100 Country Albums of the Decade listing. As the most awarded country group of the new millenium Rascal Flatts has brought home nearly 40 trophies from the
, American Music Awards, Country Music Association, People’s Choice Awards and more. In concert, Rascal Flatts continues to be one of the hottest touring acts of the decade with more venue attendance records than any other country act. They have played 400 dates as a headline act, 700 total since 2000, with a ticket tally of nearly 6 million. These shows includes 3 consecutive sold-out performances at Academy of Country Music and the band also became the first and only country music act to sell out Wrigley Field. Gary, Jay and Joe Don have traveled to visit Madison Square Garden troops in U.S. on a USO Tour and partnered with the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s hospital at Vanderbilt in Iraq to raise over 3 million dollars in the past few years. Visit www.rascalflatts10.com to learn more about a decade of Rascal Flatts. , Nashville Tennessee
Lyric Street Records is a part of the Disney Music Group. The Disney Music Group is the recorded music and music publishing arm of the Walt Disney Studios.