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Rascal FlattsRascal Flatts is a country music group composed of second cousins Gary Levox and Jay DeMarcus, together with good friend Joe Don Rooney...

Bands and Artists - Rascal Flatts

An American country music band called Rascal Flatts, is composed of second cousins Gary Levox and Jay DeMarcus, together with their good friend Joe Don Rooney. The trio landed a record deal with Lyric Street Records, and released their eponymous debut in 2000. The group's single 'These Days" reached the top spot of Billboard Magazine's Hot Country Singles and Tracks chart in December 2000.

In 2003, their music video for "I Melt" which starred Rooney and model Christina Auria, was met with opposition for containing brief scenes of nudity and was petitioned to be banned from airplay on CMT and Great American Country. Because of this, Rascal Flatts then released an edited version of the music video.

The hit "Bless the Broken Road" was performed live on American Idol where the group sang with idol Carrie Underwood in May 2005.


  • Rascal Flatts (2000)
  • Melt (2002)
  • Feels Like Today (2004)
Hit Singles
  • Prayin' for Daylight (2000)
  • These Days (2002)
  • Love You Out Loud (2003)
  • Bless the Broken Road (2004)
  • I Melt (2004)
  • Mayberry (2004)
  • Fast Cars and Freedom (2005)
Music for Film and TV:
A Report from the Hollywood Reporter/Billboard Conference

By Scott G (The G-Man)

"Forget the name of this thing," one audience member said of The Hollywood Reporter Billboard Film and TV Music Conference, "it's really all about the politics and money it takes to put your music in a flick." More than one attendee privately agreed.

The underlying truth of that position may explain the conflicting points made by the more than two dozen speakers. For example, Glen Ballard was optimistic while maintaining a healthy dose of pessimism. Mark Mothersbaugh was elated yet often reliant on quietly humorous sarcasm. Chris Douridas was excited while being realistic and determined. And so it went during the two-day event held at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, with every panel member upbeat about many aspects of the industry while acknowledging that there are lots of problems.

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