Friday, February 19, 2010


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
RASCAL FLATTS TO MARK 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH PARTY CELEBRATING COUNTRY RADIO

Nashville, TN…(February 19, 2010)…Nearly ten years to the day following the release of their debut single, “Prayin’ For Daylight,” Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney will gather next week in Nashville to celebrate and thank country radio for the more than 3.5 million spins and 25 billion audience impressions accumulated over the last decade.

“Since ‘Prayin’ For Daylight,’ country radio has been our voice to the fans for ten years now,” says Jay DeMarcus. “We would never have been able to do what we've done without them, it's that simple. So, we wanted to take a moment to tell them face to face how much we appreciate their constant support of Rascal Flatts and our music; a moment to celebrate all we've accomplished together and toast to what lies ahead.”

A party will be held at Nashville’s Renaissance Hotel on February 24 to relive the band’s favorite memories with country radio and celebrate the hundreds of programmers and on-air talent who have been a part of Rascal Flatts’ ascension on the charts over the last ten years.  The event is open to all Country Radio Seminar credentialed attendees.

ABOUT 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-selling country act released in 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 Academy of Country Music, 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 include 3 consecutive sold-out performances at Madison Square Garden 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 U.S. troops in Iraq on a USO Tour and partnered with the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s hospital at Vanderbilt in NashvilleTennessee to raise over 3 million dollars in the past few years. Visit www.rascalflatts10.com to learn more about a decade of Rascal Flatts.

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