Rascal Flatts

Country Music


Rascal Flatts was created in 1999 by the band members; Gary LeVox on lead vocals, Jay DeMarcus on bass guitar, keyboards, and Joe Don Rooney on electric guitar. The band members met at a Nashville bar and began recording music together. The song that got the band their first record company to sign on them in 2000 was the song "Prayin' for Daylight" on the album Rascal Flatts. From 2000 to 2010, they recorded for Disney Music Group's Lyric Street Records. While they were signed with the label, they released 7 albums. Some of their most popular songs at this time were "This Everyday Love", "While You Loved Me", and "I'm Movin' On", which was awarded Song of the Year in 2002. In 2006, the band wrote the song "Life is a Highway", for the movie Cars.

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Rascal Flatts has earned many rewards since it's very recent formation time including, the AMC Song of The Year Award for the song "I'm Movin' On", the AMC top vocal group every year from 2001-2009.

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What Brought Them to Fame?

The releasing of the song "Prayin' for Daylight" brought them into the a recording company and brought them to popularity in the early 2000's.

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Popular Songs and Albums

Popular Songs:

"Life is a Highway"

"My Wish"

"What Hurts the Most"

"Come Wake Me Up"

"I'm Movin' On"

Popular Albums:

Rascal Flatts



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Characteristics of Country Music

Country music originated in Southern United States and usually includes stringed instruments such as banjos, electric and acoustic guitars, fiddles, and harmonicas. Country music formed off of the very popular music genre of just Western Music and took on more folk aspects than just Western Music.
Rascal Flatts - Life is a Highway - Official Video

"Life is a Highway"

S- Drum set, 2 electric guitars, main vocals, bass, back up vocals

H- Drum set, 2 electric guitars. bass, back up vocals

M- Main Vocals

R- Moderate, in 4

G- Moderate, line

Intro, verse 1, chorus, verse 2, chorus, bridge, interlude, verse 3, chorus, chorus, outro


Works Cited

"2006 CMT MUSIC AWARDS // PRESS SITE." 2006 CMT MUSIC AWARDS // PRESS SITE. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 May 2015

Cohoon, Rick. "Rascal Flatts biography". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-10-04

"Interview with Doug Howard". HitQuarters. 10 Jul 2006. Retrieved 23 Nov 2010

"Rascal Flatts." Rascal Flatts. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 May 2015.

Radio Music Awards, Nominees, Winners, Clips, TV Schedule

Top Vocal Group (presented 2007)