Still Up From The Concert!


No Really!!  It was Great!!  One of the highlights was at the very beginning when Gary LeVox (lead singer) was lowered to the stage in something that looked like a spaceship (?????).  Corny as the dickens but effective and fun.  The lead singer kept taking breaks and the guitar player (Joe Don Rooney) and the bass player (Jay DeMarcus) would sing the songs that they sang lead on.  BTW, their fiddle player was amazing!  He played a solo and ended up tossing his bow away and playing it like a guitar.  Another highlight!!

Following is a short background on Rascal Flatts:

Rascal Flatts were founded near Columbus, Ohio. Gary LeVox and Jay DeMarcus were second cousins from a musical family. DeMarcus’s brother-in-law, James Otto, is also a country music artist. DeMarcus moved to Nashville in 1992, earning his first record deal as part of a Christian group called East to West. In 1997, he finally convinced LeVox to leave behind his job with the Ohio Department of Mental Retardation and follow his musical dreams as well.

DeMarcus soon joined Chely Wright‘s band, and there he met Joe Don Rooney. DeMarcus and LeVox were working in a Printer’s Alley nightclub, and when their part-time guitarist could not make it one night, DeMarcus invited Rooney to sit in. Eventually, they took the name Rascal Flatts and began performing together, getting signed to Lyric Street Records in late 1999.

Tonight’s song is the second one they played at the concert titled “Here”.  Another of their great tunes!

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7 Responses to Still Up From The Concert!

  1. Jude says:

    Sounds like you had a wonderful night! 🙂

  2. .. says:

    WAW … amazing what their fiddle player has done!!!! I’ve never heard of anybody doing this. Something else, eh?I don’t know if it just me … or what? Cannot hear any song here. I keep going to youtube to listen to the songs you mention.Have a wonderful week Bob and I am really glad you had such a great night!!! Alex x

  3. John says:

    I can not hear the Song either, and my Speakers do Work!I really enjoyed hearing the History of Rascal Flatts.John

  4. Grandma's says:

    I can hear the song…but you have to open up your entire space…not just this one particular blog.Yup Rascal Flatts guys are amazing….interesting history…thanks for sharing.Hope you have a great Tuesday….Happy St. Paddy’s Day (just in case you might have some Irish Blood in your Ancestry…if not…have a great day anyway.(((Hugs)))

  5. KatSoup says:

    I can tell you had the time of your life. I love it when I look forward to something and it is tollally fullfilling. It made me smile because I can feel how happy you are. You spoiled lil shit.

  6. Sue says:

    Hey BOB! The next time you go to the market, pick up the new April 2009 edition of Readers Digest—there is an article about Rascal Flatts! I came across it by mistake—it’s called Ramblin’ Man on page 67. There is also an online link you may want to check out! Have fun with it. There were certainly a lot of things in it I didn’t know about them. Glad you are still HIGH on them!

  7. Shelly says:

    Don’t ya love it when a great day/night carries you for days, sometimes weeks. Enjoy it my friend! ttfn

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