1. Innovation In Music Awards Honor John Esposito, Bobby Bones and More Industry Vanguards

    June 16, 2017 10:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 The inaugural Innovation in Music Awards (IMAs) were celebrated June 6 at Nashville’s Westin Hotel, honoring mostly major players in the industry who, according to the awards criteria, "have played a critical role in the development and advance ...

  2. Ronnie Dunn on New Album, Insecurity and 'Inconvenient Truths' of the Music Business

    October 05, 2016 2:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 For a world-class vocalist, Ronnie Dunn is surprisingly humble — even insecure — about his considerable abilities. Joking that he’s “neurotic,” Dunn admits, “I’m scared every time I walk up to the mic. Never have I felt like I had a perfect performa ...

  3. Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus Producing Shenandoah's First Album in 10 Years: 'It's Been the Thrill of a Lifetime'

    March 03, 2016 8:15 PM EST 0 0 0 The new project will also mark singer Marty Raybon's return to country music since leaving the group in 1997. Shenandoah 's accolades are many. From  1987–1996, the  Muscle Shoals, Ala., quintet placed 22 singles in the Top-40 of the Billb ...

  4. Rascal Flatts Turns to Dan + Shay & Meghan Trainor for New 'Sound'

    October 05, 2015 7:17 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I Like the Sound of That" balances band's classic sound with future direction. The trio has racked up a cool 6.8 million “likes” on Facebook. But the “like” Rascal Flatts is most excited about these days is its new single, “I Like th ...

  5. Rascal Flatts Playing NFL Pre-Game Show to Promote Carnival Cruise Lines Concert Series

    October 18, 2014 3:14 PM EDT Look for Rascal Flatts to entertain Dallas Cowboys fans at AT&T Stadium Sunday (Oct. 19) in a special pre-game Carnival Live concert before the Cowboys take on the New York Giants. Martina McBride Dazzles with Hits, R&B Standards During Ca ...

  6. 'The Ellis Island of Music Row': ASCAP Nashville's Michael Martin and LeAnn Phelan on 100 Years (Q&A)

    February 11, 2014 4:28 PM EST Brad Paisley owes a big piece of his bank account to the vision of Victor Herbert. Herbert was a symphony conductor who lobbied Congress to have the copyright laws strengthened in 1909, only to wander into a restaurant and hear one of his songs be ...

  7. New Signings: BMG Chrysalis Inks Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus, Slash to Warner/Chappell, Primary Wave Nabs Melissa Etheridge

    November 08, 2013 11:00 AM EST Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to mitchell.peters ...

  8. Matt Redman, TobyMac & Jason Crabb Win Big at Dove Awards

    October 16, 2013 12:12 AM EDT Matt Redman, TobyMac and Jason Crabb were the top winners at the 44th annual Gospel Music Assn. Dove Awards held last night (10/15) in Nashville at Allen Arena on the campus of David Lipscomb University. Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin hosted the sh ...

  9. Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts Inks Publishing Deal, Says 'We're Getting Close' to New Album

    October 10, 2013 11:55 AM EDT In any career, change is inevitable. But, in the case of Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus, it can be quite positive. The talented singer / musician / producer / writer recently inked a new worldwide publishing deal with BMG Chrysalis after a succe ...

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  11. Rascal Flatts Were at a 'Crossroads' Before Latest Album

    December 18, 2012 5:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Rascal Flatts recently released a documentary titled: "All Access & Uncovered: The Making of Changed and Beyond." The DVD follows the country superstars through the making of their eighth studio album, "Changed," as well as p ...

  12. Rascal Flatts Celebrate 7 Million Concert Tickets Sold

    October 21, 2012 10:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though the success story of Rascal Flatts goes far beyond sheer numbers, those statistics can be pretty staggering. The superstar trio brought their "Changed" Tour to Nashville's Bridgestone Arena Friday night, and in a pre-show cerem ...

  13. Kix Brooks Walks Alone

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Kix Brooks strikes out solo with 'New to This Town'. After 20 years as half of veteran hitmaking duo Brooks & Dunn alongside Ronnie Dunn, Kix Brooks is returning to solo status with the Sept. 11 release of "New to This Town" ...

  14. Backbeat: Jason Crabb, Natalie Grant, Laura Story Win Big At Dove Music Awards

    April 20, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Artist and male vocalist of the year winner Jason Crabb backstage with Gospel Music Channel founder/CEO Charlie Humbard. (Photo: Celeste Winstead) Jason Crabb cemented his status as a solo phenomenon by winning male vocalist and artist of the year ...

  15. Rascal Flatts Turn Around 'Marriage Gone Bad,' Emerge 'Changed'

    April 10, 2012 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Superstar country music trio Rascal Flatts, in conjunction with AEG Live and NCM Fathom, held a one-night only special theater event in New York City on Thursday evening, titled "Changed," to coincide with the release of the band's ei ...

  16. Backbeat: Rascal Flatts' 'Changed' Doc Premiere, With Scott Borchetta, Barry Weiss, More

    April 09, 2012 10:54 AM EDT Rascal Flatts themselves, (L-R) Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, and Joe Don Rooney attend the 'Changed' movie premiere in Times Sqaure. (Getty Images) Superstar country music trio Rascal Flatts , in conjunction with AEG Live and NCM Fathom , h ...

  17. Rascal Flatts Return 'Changed' Men

    March 26, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The lives of guitarist Joe Don Rooney, bassist/keyboardist Jay DeMarcus and lead singer Gary LeVox-collectively, the harmonizing multiplatinum country trio Rascal Flatts-have experienced some major shifts during the past two years: on the business s ...

  18. Backbeat: Martina McBride, Scott Borchetta, Jimmy Harnen Attend Big Machine Showcase At CRS

    February 23, 2012 5:51 PM EST Featured below from L to R: (back) Jay DeMarcus, Chris Thompson, James Young, Joe Don Rooney, Jon Jones, CMT's Brian Phillips, Cherrill Green, and Dean Berner. (middle) Reid Perry, Kimberly Perry, Sunny Sweeney, Thomas Rhett, Gary Levox, Mike ...

  19. Lionel Richie, George Strait Light Up CRS in Nashville

    February 23, 2012 2:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Day one of the 2012 Country Radio Seminar is in the books. The day started with the opening ceremonies at the Nashville Convention Center with the presentation of the annual Humanitarian Awards to stations in small, medium, and large markets followi ...

  20. Jason Crabb Tops 2012 Dove Awards Nominees

    February 22, 2012 8:24 PM EST 0 0 0 The diversity of the faith-based music community was recognized today as nominees were announced for the 43rd annual Gospel Music Association Dove Awards. Southern gospel singer Jason Crabb leads the ceremony, set for April 19 at Atlanta's Fox ...

  21. Rascal Flatts Talk Opry Honor & Natasha Bedingfield Duet

    October 05, 2011 3:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's a historic week in the career of Rascal Flatts . The trio of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, and Joe Don Rooney will join the cast of the Grand Ole Opry this weekend during the show's 86th birthday celebration in Music City. DeMarcus says t ...

  22. Rascal Flatts Thrilled With Grand Ole Opry Invite

    September 28, 2011 12:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Congratulations are in order this morning to Big Machine recording artists Rascal Flatts . The trio of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, and Joe Don Rooney were invited to become the latest members of the Grand Ole Opry Tuesday night (Sept. 27). The group w ...

  23. Video: Rascal Flatts Invade iHeartRadio Fest with Natasha Bedingfield

    September 25, 2011 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Country music was well represented at the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Friday and Saturday (Sept. 23-24), with artists like Kenny Chesney and Carrie Underwood commanding the stage at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. For their Saturday night performance, ...

  24. Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney, Wife Welcome Baby Daughter

    September 10, 2010 10:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 R ascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney and wife Tiffany Fallon have a new baby. Fallon gave birth to a healthy girl named Raquel Blue early Tuesday morning. A statement from Rascal Flatts' publicist says mother and daughter are doing well. Roo ...

  25. Q&A: Bret Michaels on Touring After Health Scare, New Album

    July 02, 2010 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 B ret Michaels has always lived on the edge, from his wild days fronting Poison to his dalliances with busty women on VH1's "Rock of Love." But his latest move might lead some to question whether his appetite for destruction is gettin ...

  26. Austin's Bridge: Artists To Watch 2010

    January 15, 2010 12:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Sitting around the home studio of Rascal Flatts ' Jay DeMarcus, it's obvious why the members of Austin's Bridge feel confident about their sophomore set, "Times Like These," due March 23 on Daywind Records. "We were rea ...

  27. Taylor Swift Has Big Night At CMT Awards

    June 17, 2009 7:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 Taylor Swift won video of the year at the Country Music Television awards for "Love Story," an elaborate production that features period costumes as it echoes the story of Romeo and Juliet. Swift won the fan-voted award Tuesday over Brad P ...

  28. Strait, Paisley, Chesney, Underwood Take Top CMA Honors

    November 13, 2008 2:09 PM EST 0 0 0 Despite standout performances by the Eagles and Kid Rock (with Lil Wayne in tow), the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards belonged to traditionalists, with George Strait and Brad Paisley coming away the big winners last night (Nov. 12) at t ...

  29. Strait, Paisley, Chesney, Underwood Take Top CMA Honors

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Despite standout performances by the Eagles and Kid Rock (with Lil Wayne in tow), the 42nd annual Country Music Association Awards belonged to traditionalists, with George Strait and Brad Paisley comi Despite standout performances by the Eagles and ...

  30. Rascal Flatts / Jan. 18, 2008 / New York (Madison Square Garden)

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Last time Rascal Flatts played New York's Madison Square Garden in 2006 for the Me and My Gang tour, vocalist Gary LeVox ribbed that "only 12 people" attended. This time around, though, a sold-out cro Last time Rascal Flatts played Ne ...

  31. Rascally Rabbits

    September 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rascal Flatts' fifth studio album, "Still Feels Good," arrives this week via Lyric Street, and there's no doubt the date has been circled on many music industry calendars for months. After all, its pr Rascal Flatts' fifth st ...

  32. Best Of Both Worlds

    September 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Reba McEntire is surrounded by stars on "Reba Duets," due this week via MCA. The song selection process was a mix of suggestions by McEntire, input from her duet partners and, in some cases, songs tha Reba McEntire is surrounded by stars o ...

  33. Can Rascal Repeat?

    August 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The clock on Rascal Flatts' Web site counts down the days, hours, minutes and even seconds until the Sept. 25 release of the superstar band's fifth studio album, "Still Feels Good" (Lyric Street). There's no doubt the date ...

  34. Rascal Flatts Aim High On 'Still Feels Good'

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rascal Flatts' fifth studio album, "Still Feels Good," arrives Sept. 25 via Lyric Street, and there's no doubt the date is circled on many music industry calendars. After all, its predecessor, "Me and Rascal Flatts' fif ...

  35. Q&A: Rascal Flatts

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rascal Flatts has achieved in six short years what many acts can only hope for in the length of a career. Rascal Flatts has achieved in six short years what many acts can only hope for in the length of a career. In addition to numerous awards, the b ...

  36. 'Gang' War

    April 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Country trio Rascal Flatts will release its fourth album, "Me and My Gang," this week via Lyric Street. First single "What Hurts the Most" is new at No. 1 this week on Billboard's Hot Country Singles Country trio Rascal Flat ...

  37. Rascal Flatts Rolls With New Album, Tour

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Country trio Rascal Flatts will release its fourth album, "Me and My Gang," April 4 via Lyric Street. First single "What Hurts the Most" is already No. 5 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart in just Country trio Rascal Fla ...

  38. Rascal Flatts Reveals 2006 Tour Plans

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Country upstarts Rascal Flatts will begin a late winter tour Feb. 2 in Grand Rapids, Mich., and will be on the road through March 25 in Lafayette, Ark. Country upstarts Rascal Flatts will begin a late winter tour Feb. 2 in Grand Rapids, Mich., and w ...

  39. CMAs: Rascal Flats Wins!

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rascal Flatts accepts CMA vocal group of the year award. Rascal Flatts (left to right: Joe Don Rooney, Jay DeMarcus and Gary LeVox) accept the award for vocal group of the year at the 39th Annual Country Music Association Awards Nov. 15 in New York. ...

  40. Flatts Bassist Urges Chicago Back Into Studio

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Having not issued an all-original full length since 1991's "Twenty 1," Chicago is eyeing a spring release date for a new studio album, dubbed "Thirty." No label is yet attached to the project, which w Having not issued an al ...

  41. Rascal Flatts 'Melts' The Road

    December 15, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rascal Flatts has slated its second headlining tour for early in the New Year. Sponsored by Coors Light, the trek will kick off Jan. 22 in Kalamazoo, Mich., with Brian McComas and Chris Cagle opening Rascal Flatts has slated its second headlining to ...

  42. Billboard Bits: Rascal Flatts, Ozomatli, Steve Wynn

    March 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Rascal Flatts, Ozomatli, Steve Wynn Country act Rascal Flatts will be the featured entertainment for CMT's spring break concert in Daytona Beach, Fla. The group will perform a free show April 12 on the beach that will be filmed by the c ...

  43. Rascal Flatts Aims To Solidify Success On 'Melt'

    October 29, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. As Rascal Flatts prepares to return to the market with its sophomore effort, "Melt," the group and label Lyric Street Records face the challenge of topping a platinum-selling eponymous debut C ...