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NashvilleTN – Last night, Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney gathered at Nashville’s Renaissance Hotel 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.

Gary, Jay and Joe Don took the stage and gave a special acoustic performance for the more than 300 assembled radio guests. Highlights from the set included a rendition of “Church On Cumberland Road” with Marty Raybon along with their own version of “Jessie’s Girl” called “Bubba’s Girl,” which they created during their thirteen-week radio promo tour in 2000.

As the evening wrapped, Rascal Flatts honored several country radio stations and programmers who have distinguished themselves with terrific support for Rascal Flatts’ music over the last ten years. Celebrated for most radio airplay overall were stations  WTQR/Greensboro,...  WKHX/Atlanta was among the stations honored for the most spins for the band’s first single, “Prayin’ For Daylight”

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 millennium 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. to learn more about a decade of Rascal Flatts.


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