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Rascal Flatts Will Reflect on 20 Years as a Band at 2020 Country Radio Seminar

Rascal Flatts
David McClister

Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts were announced Tuesday (Oct. 2) as the featured speakers for the 2020 Country Radio Seminar. The group will speak at the “Rascal Flatts: 20 Years of Country Radio Success” panel Feb. 19 at Nashville’s Omni Hotel.

The event is sponsored by the Country Music Association, and the organization’s CEO Sarah Trahem will conduct an in-depth hour-long Q&A with the trio -- comprised of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney -- about their 20-year trailblazing journey in the genre.

Before the discussion, Rascal Flatts will appear at Opening Ceremonies to reveal the Country Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2020.

“Rascal Flatts’ indelible mark on country music for the past two decades makes this a must-see event for CRS 2020,” Kurt Johnson, Country Radio Broadcasters/CRS board president, said in a press release. “Gary, Jay and Joe Don are among the greatest legends of our genre, and their stories will be riveting.”

Over the past 20 years, Rascal Flatts have accumulated two Billboard Hot 100 top 10 hits -- “What Hurts the Most” at No. 6 from 2006 and “Life Is a Highway” at No. 7 the same year -- and four Billboard 200-topping albums from 2004 to 2009. Twelve of their songs have crowned the Hot Country Songs chart, while eight Rascal Flatts albums have taken the No. 1 title on the Top Country Albums chart since 2002.

“2020 is going to be our 20th anniversary as a band and is a huge milestone for us,” lead singer LeVox said in the press release. “Country radio has been such an important part of our story and so we’re looking forward to reflecting on where it all began and where country radio continues to take us today.”