This year, Rascal Flatts released their 10th album, “Back to Us,” and achieved their 17th No. 1 single with “Yours If You Want It,” which we’ve had on repeat all year long. They also celebrated a major career milestone, selling their 10 millionth concert ticket. They’ve seen a lot of faces, and they’ve rocked them all!
Fifteen years after they gained national attention winning the CMA Horizon Award, this trio of hit makers continues to rank among the genre’s best-known acts, collecting more than 40 awards and trophies. After 2016’s No. 1 single, “I Like the Sound of That,” the band topped “Billboard’s” Country Airplay chart again in August with “Yours If You Want It.” The trio also self-produced nine of the tracks on their current album, “Back to Us.”
In October, they concluded a sold-out limited engagement residency at The Venetian in Las Vegas. Following the tragic shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival, they donated funds for the victims and their families and encouraged their fans to help, too.
So, it is not surprising that Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox, and Joe Don Rooney are equally well known for their charitable and humanitarian efforts through a variety of causes as they are for their music. Recently they supported The Jason Foundation to generate awareness and prevention of youth suicide. And they have raised $4 million for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt where the pediatric surgery center at the Nashville facility is named in their honor.
The Flatts are now nominated for Duo of Group of the Year in the Rare Country Awards, and it’s up to you to decide the winner. Voting begins Nov. 13 at RareCountryAwards.com and runs until Dec. 13. Winners will be revealed during a livestreamed concert on Dec. 14.