As we were playing the latest, and reportedly LAST Rascal Flatts single, “How They Remember You,” today, the lyrics really hit home-as in, “How will I remember these guys?”
Rascal Flatts has easily been the most successful and most important vocal group in Country Music over the last two decades, and we’ve been with them from the start-literally. Their debut single, “Prayin’ For Daylight” had JUST been released when Gary, Jay, and Joe Don showed up in Augusta, Georgia to play a free show for our radio station.
They were good guys then, and that has never changed.
So…back to how will I remember Rascal Flatts? It will simply be this visit. In June of 2019, the guys were coming thru town for their annual summer concert at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. In the afternoon prior to the show, they showed up and sat down with us (and a small, intimate group of listeners), to tell stories, answer questions, and reminisce about their career.
At the time, they were very fun and very reflective, and no one in the room had ANY idea that less than a year later, not only would they be “calling it quits” as a band, but we would be in the midst of a global pandemic that would completely derail their “Farewell Tour” before it even had a chance to begin.
So, kick back and enjoy our 20 years in 20 minutes with the boys from Rascal Flatts. And if you were wondering how you will remember them? You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better memory than this.