Last week, Rascal Flatts stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform their new single “I Like the Sound of That.” Check it out!
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Rascal Flatts are marking the beginning of their headlining tour with a national TV appearance to perform their recent No. One single “I Like The Sound Of That” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert TONIGHT at 10.35pm CT on CBS. The performance follows the first weekend of the trio’s Rhythm and Roots Tour as Charlotte Observer declared “there’s a reason why Rascal Flatts can still fill up concert venues…They have this live performance bit down to a science without losing any of the enthusiasm or the heart.” The trio are taking the opportunity during their new tour to reconnect with fans, as they offer a change of pace that sees the trio playing alongside longtime drummer Jim Riley and new multi-instrumentalist Casey Brown, who with his keyboard and percussion work adds drama and volume to the set.
Flatts will continue their Rhythm and Roots Tour this weekend which stops in Syracuse, NY (6/24), Cleveland, OH (6/25) and Cincinnati, OH (6/26) where they will be joined by red-hot newcomers Kelsea Ballerini and Chris Lane. For more information visit rascalflatts.com.
CMA Fest 2016 kicked off yesterday with a bang! Riverfront Park was packed to capacity first thing in the morning yesterday with Jake Owen kicking the party off right! With a full 1 hour set Jake did not disappoint fans. Through out the day we heard high energy performances from Chris Janson, Drake White, The Swon Brothers, Brothers Osborne and Maren Morris.
Once everyone packed into Nissan Stadium the shows really heated up! Last nights performances included; The Oak Ridge Boys, Charlie Daniels Band who shared a very special moment when he brought out Randy Travis, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum with special guest Cam and Jason Aldean. Check out all of our photos from Day 1 of CMA Fest HERE.
Check out our Day 1 CMA Fest Wrap up video below! And make sure to check back in tomorrow for our Day 2 Recap.
The director of God’s Not Dead and God’s Not Dead 2, Harold Cronk, is working on his next film, God Bless the Broken Road. And yes, the Rascal Flatts hit with the same name is the inspiration for the new film. The song, which was originally recorded by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1994, is about finding love after many attempts fail; it is basically about God having a hand in finding true love as part of “a grander plan.”
The Rascal Flatts inspired movie will be filmed in the Rockford and Marne areas in West Michigan, according to Wood TV Channel 8. A closed local restaurant in Rockford will be reopened as a location site for the movie. The restaurant, Rosie’s Diner, is an iconic 1950s style diner that has been closed for years. The diner will be used as a backdrop for God Bless the Broken Road. Wood TV 8 talked to the film’s executive producer, Stephen Afendoulis, who said the movie was “an exploration of faith.”
The movie is about a young mother, Amber, who loses her husband in the Afghanistan war. Amber loses her faith in God because of this, and the movie is about “her journey home,” said Afendoulis. Afendoulis said the movie embodies God, faith and family, ideas that are “close to the hearts of many in West Michigan.” Afendoulis added that “country music, stock car racing and paying honor to our veterans” was also a theme of the movie.
The Rascal Flatts song God Bless the Broken Road was written by a member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and recorded by them in 1994. The song was later made famous by Rascal Flatts and ultimately the inspiration for the new movie. Just like in the song, the main character in the movie, Amber, will find the “broken road” that will lead her to true love as well as back to her faith in God.
Cronk is also a West Michigan native and graduate of Central Michigan University graduate who began his film career as an art director and production designer in Los Angeles. In 2008, Harold Cronk moved back to his home state and founded his film company, 10 West Studios, in order to focus on family and faith-based content, according to an article by Deadline. Cronk wrote the script for the movie with Jennifer Dornbrush. Andy Fraser, a producer for A Really Good Home Pictures, is also joining producers Afendoulis, Dustin Soloman and Edgar Struble. Cronk told Deadline about how important the film was to him.
Besides the iconic Rosie’s Diner, filming will also take place at the Berlin Raceway and other locations in Manistee and Grand Rapids, MI. A publicist for the movie told Wood TV 8 that the movie will possibly be released in the “fourth quarter of this year or the first quarter of next year.”