Rascal Flatts formed in Columbus, Ohio, in 1999. It is composed of lead vocalist Gary LeVox, his second cousin Jay DeMarcus on bass guitar, and Joe Don Rooney on guitar and banjo. DeMarcus is also a brother-in-law of country music singer James Otto, and formerly one-half of the Christian music duo East to West. From 2000 to 2010, they recorded for Disney Music Group’s Lyric Street Records. While on that label, they released seven albums, all of which have been certified platinum or higher by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Their studio albums have accounted for more than 25 singles, of which 14 have reached No. 1. Their longest-lasting No. 1 single, a cover of Marcus Hummon’s “Bless the Broken Road”, spent five weeks in that position in 2005. In 2005–06, “What Hurts the Most” was No. 1 on both the Hot Country Songs and Adult Contemporary charts, and peaked at No. 6 on the Hot100. The super group has just been confirmed to appear during Country Radio Seminar (CRS) 2020. The event called Rascal Flatts 20 Years Of Country Radio Success, is set for 4:00pm Central Standard Time on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at Nashville’s Omni Hotel, and is sponsored by the Country Music Association (CMA) as its annual featured session at CRS. The act will share insight into the trio’s monumental 20-year journey, revealing how they broke down boundaries as true trailblazers in the genre while maintaining a longevity and relevance that continues to propel them today. Rascal Flatts will also appear at the Opening Ceremonies to reveal the Country Radio Hall of Fame Class of 2020. We here at New Music Weekly have been following them from the very beginning and we will continue to keep you up-to-date on their on-going music adventure. This is our very special Fall Hits Music issue. We invite you to take a look as some of the chart-breaking artists that are truly making music history during this final quarter of 2019.
Sam Hunt is back at the Country format with a track that could be considered one of his best yet. “Kinfolks” (MCA Nashville) is fast becoming a real monster single and has been ranking at the top of the “most added” list for a few weeks now. Gabby Barrett is keeping the American Idol dream […]
New Music Weekly is now setting its sights as we start pre-production for their Fall Hits Music Issue. The leading music trade publication which provides weekly radio/music charts in multi-formats (Top40/CHR, AC/Hot AC, Country and more) will be highlighting artists and bands from both the major and independent arena which have songs breaking at radio. […]
Niall Horan saved the best for last in 2019. His new single “Nice To Meet Ya” (Capitol) was really quite the pleasant surprise. Billie Eilish continues to amuse and amaze radio. Her new “All The Good Girls Go To Hell” (S Curve/EMI) puts another hit on her list. The unlikely pairing of Dan + Shay […]
7-Time Grammy Winner Paul Winter & his Consort to Release “Everybody Under the Sun: Voices of Solstice”
Everybody Under the Sun: Voices of Solstice – Volume I: The Singers will be released on December 6, 2019. This two-disc anthology presents live recordings of 22 guest singers from 13 cultures of the world who have been featured in Paul Winter’s solstice celebrations in the world’s largest cathedral, New York’s St. John the Divine, […]
Soular Order shares his latest single ‘Redacted’ on 25 October via his own imprint City By Night Records. The third track to be lifted from his upcoming EP Beholder which will be released on 8 November. Previous single ‘Downfall’ was recently premiered on CLASH Magazine. Soular Order has featured numerous times on tastemaker Youtube channels […]