ThursdayAug 6, 20207:30 PM
Riverbend Music Center
Rascal Flatts hails from Ohio, but they first assembled as a group in Nashville at the Fiddle and Steel Guitar Bar in the late '90s when second cousins LeVox and DeMarcus connected with Don Rooney through mutual friends. In 1999, the group recorded a three-song demo that was played for a Lyric Street executive by their producers. Soon, the band was signed to the Lyric Street label and within a year they would have a single on the Billboard charts. Some of their first big shows included opening for Kenny Chesney at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville and joining a stop on the Neon Circus Tour in Bristow, VA. Influenced by everyone from George Jones to Stevie Wonder, Rascal Flatts quickly started accruing hit singles with their unique blend of country with a pop twist. The song that got them signed to their record label, "Prayin' for Daylight," reached No. 3 on the Billboard charts soon after they got their contract. Between 2000 and 2005, the group released and impressive three albums, and they continue to record at a breakneck pace. In 2014, their album Rewind debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Over the course of their career, the band's awards have included the ACM Top New Vocal Duo Or Group in 2001, People's Choice Awards Favorite Group in 2009, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.