from left, Rascal Flatts members
Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox
& Joe Don Rooney
Flatts, the best-selling band with an avid fan following among
all age groups is comprised of Gary LeVox (lead vocals),
Jay DeMarcus (bass guitar) and Joe Don Rooney (lead guitar).
upon the entertainment scene in 2000, their first self-titled
album was almost an immediate success helped along by their hit
single, "Praying for Daylight".
then, they have built upon their reputation for spectacular pyrotechnic
concert tours that have broken tour attendance records and released
a string of hit albums such as "Feels Like Today", "Melt"
"Live", and "Me and My Gang."
they have helped to attract a whole new generation of tween and
teen country music fans along with top industry accolades at the
of their sustained success came in 2006 when they were named the
top selling artists in any music category. They sold 5 million
albums and an almost equal amount of digital downloads with their
cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life is a Highway" for the
soundtrack of the hit movie CARS. Their latest album, "Still
Feels Good" was released in 2007 and went platinum soon afterwards.
cousins Jay Demarcus (born Stanley Wayne DeMarcus, Jr. on April
26, 1971) and Gary LeVox (born Gary Wayne Vernon, Jr. on July
10, 1970), both hailed from Columbus, Ohio when they founded the
group in the late 90's.
were later joined by Joe Don Rooney (born September 13, 1975 in
Baxter Springs, Kansas and raised in Picher, Oklahoma) who was
only a substitute when a part-time guitarist failed to show for
a Nashville gig one night. Recognizing their unique sound, they
trio later recorded several demos for Lyric Street Records
and the rest is music history.
all three band members are happily married family men - with Gary
LeVox and wife Tara currently raising two daughters, Brittany
Joe Don Rooney
and wife and former Playboy Playmate Tiffany Fallon, married in
2006. They welcomed their first child, a son named Jagger Donovan
Rooney, on May 31, 2008.
The wife of
Jay DeMarcus is a former Tennessee beauty queen, Allison Anderson.
The couple reportedly met on the set while DeMarcus was filming
the music video for "These Days" and were married in
More about Rascal
Flatts on the Web:
Flatts.com - The official site featuring the latest news,
FAQ, photos, biographies, tour dates, online ticket sales, music
videos, buddy icons & wallpapers, fan message board.
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DeMarcus, Gary LeVox & Joe Don Rooney with news updates, tour dates, photo galleries,
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