RSS Feed Follow me on Twitter! Country Music Tattle Tale on YouTube Country Music Tattle Tale on Flicker Follow Country Music Tattle Tale on Facebook Instagram

Archive for the ‘Rascal Flatts’ Category

Rascal Flatts Brings “Rhythm and Roots” to Second Vegas Residency

 

Rascal Flatts

Want to catch Rascal Flatts in a brand new way? Head out to Las Vegas February 17 – March 5 for their “Rhythm and Roots” shows at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. This will be the second year in a row that they’ve held a residency at the Vegas venue, but the guys promise that you’ve never seen them like this before.

“No one’s ever seen Rascal Flatts the way they’ll see us if they come to Vegas,” says Gary LeVox.

“We’re doing all Brad Paisley songs,” jokes Jay Demarcus.
“Cause he’s so much older than us, that’s where the ‘roots’ parts come in,” says Levox.

All kidding aside, after touring for more than 15 years, coming up with a new show can be challenging.

“We found out through many years of experimenting with our set list that people are very angry when they don’t hear their favorite Rascal Flatts tunes,” says Jay DeMarcus. “We’re going to put as many hits in our set as we possibly can.”

So what can fans expect if they head out to Las Vegas?

“What we’re trying to do is take people on the ride of Rascal Flatts – how we got to where we are and what our influences are.”

The Vegas venue provide a more intimate experience with a smaller crowd, so they’re able to connect more with the people in the room. They reigned in the production aspects of the show and brought the band closer together to help create that intimate vibe on stage as well.

If you can’t make it out to Vegas, you’ll get a brand new show on the road this summer. They’ll be bringing along rising star Kelsea Ballerini as their opener. She’s an artist in high demand these days, so how did Rascal Flatts snag her for their tour?

“We called dibs,” chuckled Joe Don Rooney.

For more information about “Rhythm and Roots” shows in Las Vegas or to see if Rascal Flatts will be playing near you this summer, head over to www.rascalflatts.com.

Rascal Flatts Release “I Like the Sound of That” Music Video

Check out Rascal Flatts‘ new music video for their new single “I Like the Sound of That.”

Rascal Flatts Enlist “The Voice” Finalist Barrett Baber as Opener for Rhythm & Roots Residency at The Joint

barrett baber

Superstar vocal group Rascal Flatts announced season nine finalist of NBC’s “The Voice” Barrett Baber will join the trio on their Rascal Flatts Rhythm & Roots residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The nine-show run takes place at the award-winning music venue from Wednesday, February 17 to Saturday, March 5. Tickets are on sale now and start at $39.95.

An Arkansas native, Baber’s inspiration for singing and creating music started with frequent visits to Memphis, Tennessee, only a few miles from his hometown in Marion, Arkansas. On Beale Street, Baber was exposed to blues, R&B, country and rock by street performers, local bands and touring artists. His musical career eventually led him to winning CBS’s GRAMMY Gig of a Lifetime award in 2014. One year later, Baber auditioned for NBC’s season nine of “The Voice” and landed a spot on legendary country artist Blake Shelton’s team. He caught the attention of millions of viewers, delivering one of the most memorable introductions to a true artist and entertainer the show had ever seen. With his commanding performance energy, Baber owned the stage from round one and his unique, soulful country sound stood out among the entire show as something truly special.

“Rascal Flatts is one of country music’s most legendary groups, and I’m both humbled and honored to have the opportunity to share a stage with such an iconic band in such an iconic city at an amazing venue like The Joint,” said Baber. “I’m certain that these shows will leave people saying only one thing… WOW!”

Show Dates:

Wednesday, February 17 at 8 p.m.
Friday, February 19 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 20 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, February 24 at 8 p.m.
Friday, February 26 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, February 27 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 2 at 8 p.m.
Friday, March 4 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m.

Tickets start at $39.95 (plus applicable service fees) and are on sale now at the Hard Rock Hotel box office, by calling 888.9.AXS.TIX or online at www.axs.com. For VIP ticket packages including premium seating options, please contact jointvip@hrhvegas.com. For groups of 12 or more, please call 702.693.4017 or contact darnson@hrhvegas.com.

For more information on Barrett Baber, please visit www.barrettbaber.com, Twitter or Facebook.
For more information on Rascal Flatts, please visit www.rascalflatts.com, Facebook or Twitter.

Shenandoah Working With Rascal Flatts’ Demarcus on New Music

Shenandoah

Marty Raybon, lead singer of the legendary group Shenandoah, recently performed at a songwriter’s show in Nashville with upcoming trio Brassfield Aly and talked about the revitalization of Shenandoah – including new shows and new music.

Raybon left Shenandoah in 1997, but there were never any hard feelings when they went their separate ways. Raybon has recorded solo projects and toured the country at various bluegrass festivals while remaining close with Shenandoah. When he was asked to lend his voice to Miranda Lambert’s “Another Sunday in the South” on her Platinum album in 2014, Raybon realized that there could still be a demand for the band’s music.

It had been more than 17 years since Raybon had left Shenandoah, so they booked a few shows in 2015 to see how audiences would respond; they were overwhelmed with the response of multiple generations.

There’s younger folks coming to the show that their mom and daddy turned them on with a cassette tape of “The Road Not Taken” and “The Extra Mile” and stuff like that. What’s really cool is that the parents come with them and they’re as big a fan as the parents are.

It’s a hard thing to comprehend when you’ve always been on the other side. Who I look at and who I would love to see is George Jones, Merle Haggard, Lefty Frizzell, Ernest Tubb, Tammy Wynette, that I grew up listening to. That’s what I perceive the past was in music and it’s hard to comprehend that people feel about you that way.

Raybon says that they want to give back to their loyal fans, so they decided to go back to the studio and work on new music that has the traditional Shenandoah lyrical content, but with a contemporary sound. They enlisted the help of Rascal Flatts’ Jay Demarcus to produce five brand new songs.

We listened to probably about 100 tunes, but we were only going to cut five or six. It got really hard at the end trying to narrow down because we had about 30 that we loved.

Some of those song titles include:
Noise
That’s Where I Grew Up
This Side of the Dirt
Wanna With You

Shenandoah started working with a record label this month to get the new music out to fans, so stay tuned for more in 2016. For the latest Shenandoah news and tour dates, visit www.shenandoahband.com.

Search By Artist


Recent Comments

  • Dianne Parks: Dear Joey, I praise God you are going to be able ...
  • trixie: I’ll immediately grab your rss as I can’t in findi...
  • Hillarie: Why this picture? This is from a few months ago &a...
  • Marty: I really like this. Willie does a great job with t...
  • Joan thomas: Love this.Chris has the most beautiful voice.Every...
  • Joan thomas: I love Blake.I will be watching.He is such a humbl...
  • Gloria: WOW!! Keith is gonna be busy! Just hope I get to g...