Rascal Flatts is an American country music group formed in Columbus, Ohio, in 1999. Its members are lead vocalist Gary LeVox, his second cousin Jay DeMarcus on bass guitar, and Joe Don Rooney on guitar and banjo. DeMarcus is also a brother-in-law of country music singer James Otto, and formerly one-half of the Christian music duo East to West.
From 2000 to 2010, they recorded for Disney Music Group’s Lyric Street Records. While on that label, they released six studio albums, all of which have been certified platinum or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In order of release, they are Rascal Flatts (2000), Melt (2002), Feels Like Today (2004), Me and My Gang (2006), Still Feels Good (2007), and Unstoppable (2009). After Lyric Street closed in 2010, they moved to Big Machine Records, for which they have released five studio albums and one Christmas album: Nothing Like This (2010), Changed (2012), Rewind (2014), The Greatest Gift of All (2016), Back to Us (2017), and 11th and final Studio Album How They Remember You on July 31, 2020. 1. How They Remember You 2. Feel It In The Morning 3. Quick Fast In A Hurry Featuring Rachel Wammack 4. Looking Back 5. Warmer 6. Sip Away 7. Through The Years 8. Back To Life 9. Dancing On My Grave 10.
Their studio albums have accounted for more than twenty-five singles, of which fourteen have reached No. 1 on Billboard Hot Country Songs or Country Airplay. Their longest-lasting No. 1 single, a cover of Marcus Hummon’s “Bless the Broken Road”, spent five weeks in that position in 2005. In 2005–06, “What Hurts the Most” was No. 1 on both the Hot Country Songs and Adult Contemporary charts, and peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100.
On January 7, 2020, the band announced that they would be disbanding following a farewell tour after 21 years together. On May 19, 2020, the farewell tour was cancelled due to COVID-19.