Bands and Artists - Rascal Flatts
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)
- 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
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.