‘Catch of the Day’ – Rascal Flatts – “Back To Us” [AUDIO]
Today we feature a trio that is more than a band, they are family, and even though they were formed in Nashville, they came together long before then. A group that have seen the highs and lows of the country music world, but in the end they have proven that they remain 'Unstoppable'.
In 1997, Gary LaVox was working as a Child Welfare Worker in Columbus, Ohio when he got a call from his cousin Jay DeMarcus. DeMarcus called LaVox to convince him to come to Nashville and provide harmonies on Michael English's album Gospel; LaVox accepted the offer. In fact, DeMarcus and LeVox ended up engineering the album together, and LaVox decided to stay on in music city. At the same time, DeMarcus had been working as Chely Wright's band leader, and one night, when the band's guitarist couldn't make it to a show, Joe Don Rooney was invited to sit in with them. DeMarcus and Rooney meshed instantly and after a session with LaVox, Rascal Flatts was born.
And it didn't take long for the word to spread. The trio produced a three song demo disc, and after singer Mila Mason recommended the group to produces Mark Bright and Marty Williams, they played the demo to Doug Howard of Lyric Street Records, a division of Disney. Howard was blown-away by the demo, called the group to the label's offices the next day for an acoustic set, and he was sold. Rascal Flatts was signed by Lyric Street in late 1999.
The group would go on to release 6 studio albums, 2 EPs, 3 compilation albums and a live album for Lyric Street before the label closed up shop in 2010. Disney offered Rascal Flatts the opportunity to sign with another Disney label, but instead the group decided to sign with the Big Machine Record Group. The group picked up right where it left off with Lyric Street, continuing its streak of 5 number 1 albums, with its next three non-holiday albums hitting the top-slot on the country albums chart. Of the band's 10 studio albums, only their self-titled 2000 debut album and their most recent album, Back To Us have failed to hit #1
The lead single from Back to Us, "Yours If You Want It" recently became the group's 14th #1 single. The second single from the album is in our spotlight today. Brought to you by All American Super Car Wash of Lawton, Rascal Flatt's and the album's title track, "Back To Us" is today's Catch of the Day, new music you haven't heard, but you'll want to hear it again.
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Today’s Key Word: “BACK”