It appears the underlying issue for the band is guitarist Joe Don Rooney. In a recent interview, lead singer Gary LeVox revealed that the issue with fulfilling the planned farewell tour or any future plans is in fact Rooney. “I’ve never been OK with the way that it ended.”
JOe Don Rooney
Guitarist and high harmony singer Joe Don Rooney for the pop country trio Rascal Flatts was arrested early Thursday morning (9-9) for driving under the influence. The 45-year-old was driving near the 1200 block of Hillsboro Road, close to Fieldstone Park just north of Franklin, Tennessee.
The story of how a member of the Mafia turned government informant used the United States Witness Protection Program as a shield to allegedly bilk MILLIONS of dollars from hundreds of people and entities through the failed Toby Keith and Rascal Flatts restaurants.
Sorry all you “Flattheads,” Rascal Flatts is done. Do not pass ‘Go.’ Do not collect $200. It’s finito. Curtains. Even their supposed “farewell tour” that they announced in January of 2020 to drive up tickets sales that was delayed due to COVID-19 won’t be happening at all now.
2014 is turning out to be the year of the celebrity crotch sniffer in country music. The word is out that country is fertile ground for advertisers and is a fast-rising subject in popular culture, so interlopers and carpetbaggers are rolling out the red carpet for country all over the place, and it’s getting quite stupid. People Magazine has just launched their own dedicated country music website.