Rascal Flatts is an American country band founded in Columbus, Ohio. Since its
inception, Rascal Flatts has been composed of three members:
Gary LeVox (leadvocals), Jay DeMarcus (bass guitar, keyboards, vocals),
and Joe Don Rooney (lead guitar, vocals). DeMarcus and LeVox are also second cousins.
Rascal Flatts has released five studio albums and a greatest hits album, all on
Lyric Street Records. Their first two albums, 2000's Rascal Flatts and 2002's
Melt, have been certified 2× Multi-Platinum and 3× Multi-Platinum, respectively,
in the United States, while 2004's Feels Like Today and 2006's Me and My Gang
have received 5× Multi-Platinum and 4× Multi-Platinum certifications
respectively. 2007's Still Feels Good, their most recent album, is certified 2×
They have also released twenty-two singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs
charts, including nine Number Ones. A cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is a
Highway", from the soundtrack to the 2006 film Cars, also entered the country
music charts from unsolicited airplay. Their longest-lasting Number One is
"Bless the Broken Road" (late 2004-early 2005) at five weeks, while their
biggest crossover single is "What Hurts the Most", which topped both the country
and Adult Contemporary charts in 2006, and was a Top Ten pop hit.
In early 2000, the group made their debut with their single "Prayin' for
Daylight". This song, which reached #3 on the Billboard country charts. This was
the first of four consecutive Top Ten hits from their self-titled debut, which
was issued in early 2000 on Lyric Street. Following "Prayin' for Daylight" were
"This Everyday Love", "While You Loved Me" and "I'm Movin' On", which
respectively peaked at #9, #7, and #4 on the country charts. "I'm Movin' On" was
awarded Song of the Year by the Academy of Country Music in 2002.