Earlier this year the guys in Rascal Flatts – Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney – announced they would be stepping away from the group to pursue solo endeavors in 2021.
After being a trio for more than 2 decades, there’s a lot of things they’ll miss about being together, but Jay shares that mostly it will be the little things, “I’m gonna miss the times that we shared together that no one knows about, that no one sees.” Jay elaborates, “The looks at each other on the stage, the moments that we look at each other and we know that we’re at our best. The time in the trenches that no one knows about that the three of us have shared together that have bonded us together for life is what I will miss the most.”
While they are one of the most successful country music acts in the history of the genre with hits like “What Hurts The Most,” “Bless The Broken Road,” “My Wish,” and “These Days,” Jay says that at the end of the day it was the guys, and they fact that they did together, “We’ve seen the best of each other, we’ve seen the worst of each other. We’ve held each other through the saddest of times, through love and loss, and it’s a brotherhood. It has always been a brotherhood and the day that we don’t have that anymore and we can’t just reach out to each other so easily is gonna be very, very sad and heartbreaking for me.”
Fans shouldn’t worry though, while the trio might be taking a hiatus, it doesn’t mean the end of Rascal Flatts in the future. Jay still envisions singing with Gary and Joe Don, “I know that when we’re old men together someday, sittin’ around on a porch and sharin’ old stories and singing ‘Prayin’ for Daylight’ when we’re 75, we’re gonna have a heck of a legacy to look back on”
The guys are still climbing the country airplay charts with their “How They Remember You” — which features a video that gives you glimpses of the history of Rascal Flatts…you can check it out here…
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