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Rascal Flatts Members Update on Plans for Solo Projects Following Bands Farewell

by Jennifer Shea
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Country band Rascal Flatts released their farewell album, Twenty Years of Rascal Flatts: The Greatest Hits, in 2020. Now that it’s 2021, each of the band members are looking ahead to future plans.

The plans highlight their respective talents and interests, according to Sounds Like Nashville.

Rascal Flatts Go Their Separate Ways

The band recently talked to their record label, Big Machine, about said plans. 

“Well, I think there’s no doubt that we’ll all be doing some type of something in music because we all just… that’s our passion, it’s what we love,” Joe Don Rooney said. “For me I’m just continuing songwriting and that journey, which is just my favorite thing to do.”

For his part, Jay DeMarcus said he plans to combine his faith and his love of music.

“I opened a Christian record label two years ago called Red Street Records, and so, I’m really devoting a lot of time to that,” DeMarcus said. The record label has launched the careers of artists like Jason Crabb.

Gary LeVox is pursuing a solo career. And he has found his own unique way of staying in shape during the pandemic.

“I’m actually working on a solo record right now… and goat yoga,” he said. “It’s weird but there’s nothing to do and I own that farm, so I’m raising goats and we’ve got yoga goin’ on.”

Clarifying After Recent Controversy

LeVox raised eyebrows recently when he appeared to question the official account of the Nashville Christmas Day bombing.

LeVox had posted screenshots from a video that was circulating online. The video peddled the theory that the bombing was really a missile attack designed to prevent AT&T from auditing voting machines.

“HMMMMM???? It will b interesting to see what cover up happens with this crap! Let’s see what they come up with,” he wrote in a social media post that he has since deleted, per Taste of Country.

LeVox explained in a subsequent radio interview that he has many friends in law enforcement and the military, and the bombing made no sense to them. 

“Nothing seems to be at face value in 2020 anymore,” he went on to add. “Look how long we’ve been dealing with the pandemic. Do you wear a mask? Don’t wear a mask? It’s been a whole year of questions so when this thing happened in Nashville, which was Christmas morning when we woke up, I was like, ‘Let’s see how they try to cover this up.'”

LeVox said he’d gotten a lot of “hate” online as a result of the post. Still, the explosion of publicity it generated may have positive unintended consequences for him.

In any case, the three have already had a chance to look back as they assembled their farewell album. So they can now embark on their respective paths into the future.