It’s the end of an era for Rascal Flatts.
The massively popular country music group has announced plans for one final tour, dubbed Rascal Flatts Farewell: Life Is a Highway Tour.
The three award-winning musicians — Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney — made the announcement on “CBS This Morning” that they will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Rascal Flatts this year with a farewell tour.
“When we started out 20 years ago, we could not imagine all of the people, places and gifts we would encounter,” LeVox says. “The greatest feeling ever, is being told that our music has been the soundtrack to their lives. What greater gift can an artist receive than to be told ‘I got married to ‘Bless The Broken Road,” or ‘We played ‘My Wish’ at my graduation.’ That ”What Hurts The Most’ is the song that made me love country music for the first time,’ or ”I’m Movin’ On’ helped me get sober’ or even that ‘’Changed’ made me call my family again after not talking to them for years.’”
“That’s why we create music and the reason we can’t wait to celebrate this incredible 20 year journey all year, with our fans who we love dearly. I don’t know what God has in store for the future, but I am excited to see what He has planned!”
The tour kicks off June 11 in Indianapolis and will find the band performing from its massive catalog of hits, which includes “Bless The Broken Road,” “My Wish,” “What Hurts The Most,” among many others.
“We’re really looking forward to getting to spend this entire year loving on our fans, and thanking them for allowing us to have the most amazing career over the last 20 years,” DeMarcus said. “While it is of course bittersweet, it is so important to us to celebrate what our music has meant to their lives, as well as what the fans have meant to us. There is no sadness here, just new chapters, new journeys, and new beginnings. Rascal Flatts’ music will live on forever, because of our fans, and this year is all about them!”
Rascal Flatts ranks among the most successful country acts of all time, having scored 17 No. 1 songs and sold more than 23 million albums since getting its start in 2000,
“Dreams do come true…and we are three walking examples of this truth,” Rooney says. “I’m most proud of the fact that we’ve pursued our dreams together and with courage, hard-work and dedication we’ve been able to cultivate our dreams into reality; it’s simply incredible! There’s no doubt we have been blessed way beyond belief and we can’t wait to spend the rest of 2020 expressing our love and appreciation to all of our devoted fans, music industry friends and our families for believing in us and playing a major role in our path to here. And, I personally can’t wait to shine a light on my brothers Jay and Gary this year, and make another mountain of new memories with them.”