Rascal Flatts will undoubtedly miss each other after they breakup. So what will they miss most about being a band? Find out their answer.
What Rascal Flatts Had to Say
Member Jay DeMarcus spoke with the band’s record label, Big Machine, to discuss life post-band. “I’m gonna miss the times that we shared together that no one knows about, that no one sees,” he revealed.
He cited that the looks that they gave each other on stage were one of his favorite things. “The time in the trenches that no one knows about that the three of us have shared together that have bonded us together for life is what I will miss the most.”
He added that they’ve seen each other through the saddest times, love, and loss. “It has always been a brotherhood,” he added. “The day that we don’t have that anymore and we can’t just reach out to each other so easily is gonna be very, very sad and heartbreaking for me.”
At the end of the day, they remain friends and will continue to talk. “But I know that when we’re old men together someday, sittin’ around on a porch and sharin’ old stories and singing ‘Prayin’ for Daylight’ when we’re 75, we’re gonna have a heck of a legacy to look back on,” he concluded.
Their Future Solo Projects
All members of Rascal Flatts will continue work in music. Gary LeVox will be pursuing a solo music career. “I’m actually working on a solo record right now … and goat yoga,” he said in a press release. “It’s weird but there’s nothing to do. I own that farm, so I’m raising goats and we’ve got yoga goin’ on.”
Joe Don Rooney will be forging a different path. “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,” he explained. “For me I’m just continuing songwriting and that journey. Which is just my favorite thing to do, is write songs and try to create something that might be good. They’re few and far between sometimes writing. But you know, that’s that one great outlet that I’ve had and I’ve really concentrated on with all this quarantine and just downtime, is trying to write something good if I can.”
As for DeMarcus, he will be helping other artists. “I opened a Christian record label two years ago called Red Street Records. I’m really devoting a lot of time to that,” he shared. “So, we’re not slowin’ down (laugh).”