Can you imagine Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus in the role of Deacon Claybourne on the TV series Nashville? The part is played by Charles Esten, of course, but that wasn't guaranteed when the show was in development.
There are a lot of benefits to modern-day technology, and that's as true in the music world as it is anywhere. But according to Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney, there are also drawbacks. There's still something special about doing things old school.
It sounds cliché, but many in the music industry – artists and executives alike – believe country fans are the best of any music genre. After 18 years in the business, the guys of Rascal Flatts have literally grown up with some of theirs, so they've see it first hand.
"The song's basically about waking up in a stranger's bed." That's how Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts' describes the trio's new song "Back To Us," the title track from their new album and follow-up to their most recent No. 1 "Yours If You Want It."