Rascal Flatts got famous overnight in 2000 after the release of their song “Prayin’ For Daylight.”
Fame is hard to achieve for anyone trying to break into music and the right touch is needed. Rascal Flatts achieved fame very quickly. And in 2000, they needed to craft an image to present their band to the world. The ultra-popular song took the world by storm.
After 20 years, in a re-written interview with CMT News, Rascal Flatts describe how they wish they handled the fame. In a candid interview, Jay Demarcus talks about how in hindsight, they might deal with their success differently.
Describing their experiences on tour and life in general, the band spoke about their missteps.
Per CMT News, Demarcus spoke about Rascal Flatts success:
“In the mid-2000’s there, when we were on a real hot streak and we were winning awards and seven Vocal Group of the Year awards in a row and having number ones and selling millions of records, I don’t think it really dawned on any of us what rarefied air we were actually in at the time.”
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The instant success that continued on throughout the 2000s skyrocketed the band to the top of the charts in all respects. Nobody in Rascal Flatts knew how to deal with all of their newfound success.
Demarcus continues on, talking about the need to slow down and take it one day at a time.
“And being able to fully take that in and enjoy it and slow down enough to look around and go, ’Gosh this is the chance of a lifetime that we may never see again. I wish I could go back and tell ourselves, say ‘Hey, while you’re in the middle of this ride, just slow down, take a deep breath and take it all in because it really is pretty special.'”
No doubt a huge ride and a quick one to the top, appreciating success is hard.
“We were working so hard and at such a hurried pace that a lot of times it was tough to really enjoy the fruits of our labor and what we were living in the middle of and just how special those times were.”
Hard work pays off, and for Rascal Flatts, it did in a big way. Regardless of how the band handles their success, past or present, they know how to handle it now. Valuing their achievements now goes a long way. Perhaps this will serve as helpful tidbits for future bands that experience overnight success.
[H/T CMT News]