Why Rascal Flatts Music is So Infectious, Enduring, and Successful

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Rascal Flatts is an American country rock band composed of three members: Gary LeVox on lead vocals, Jay DeMarcus on bass guitar and keyboards, and Joe Don Rooney on lead guitar. Rascal Flatts music has been so successful not only n the country scene, it has crossed over the mainstream pop scene as well.

To date, Rascal Flatts has released six studio albums and a greatest hits album, all under Lyric Street Records.

They have also released twenty-four singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including ten Number Ones. They did a cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is a Highway", which was used in the soundtrack to the 2006 animation film Cars. It entered the country music charts from unsolicited airplay.

"Bless the Broken Road" released in late 2004 was the single that stayed at the Number one spot the longest. It was at the top spot for five weeks, while their biggest crossover single is "What Hurts the Most", which topped both the country and Adult Contemporary charts in 2006; it was also a Top Ten pop hit.

Rascal Flatts' music has had a strong impact both in the pop and country music scene. As a matter of fact, the most popular show in the world, American Idol, has used Rascal Flatts' music several times:

Season four champ Carrie Underwood sang "Bless the Broken Road" during the competition and at the finale with Gary LeVox. Finalist Danny Gokey, from the latest season sang "What Hurts The Most" weeks ago.

The Rascal Flatts have only been in the public eye for about 5 years but they were immediately propelled to fame with the release of their first album. They've sold millions of records and won countless awards.

Considerably, one of the reasons why this country rock band sold millions of records is their deft blend of rock and pop in crossover hits, from the cover of "Life Is a Highway" to the heart-tugging ballad "What Hurts the Most."

They've remained together not only by maintaining a strong friendship - they good-naturedly poke fun, finish each other's sentences and dole out compliments during an hour-long interview - but also by crafting albums with mainstream songs. While members of the group have had a hand in writing some of Rascal Flatts' hits, they've also been smart enough to solicit help from other songwriters.

Rascal Flatts music is infectious, enduring, and successful because it talks about family, love, and dreams. How one can see through all the challenges on these three things.

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This article was published on 2010/04/02