Singer/Musician: Rascal Flatts
Career Highlights: Jay DeMarcus is a vocalist, guitarist, pianist, songwriter, record producer, and a member of the popular country group Rascal Flatts, alongside Joe Don Rooney and Gary LeVox. Since their debut in 2000, Rascal Flatts has sold more than 22.5 million albums, posted 28 million downloads, and delivered 16 #1 singles to the top of the charts. Rascal Flatts is the most awarded country group of the past decade earning more than 40 trophies from the American Country Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, American Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards, People’s Choice Awards and more. Their list of country music hits includes “These Days,” “Bless the Broken Road,” “What Hurts the Most,” “Take Me There” and “Here Comes Goodbye.” DeMarcus got his musical start with the Christian music group New Harvest and later helped start the contemporary Christian music group East to West. He also produced albums for James Otto, Jo Dee Messina, Austins Bridge and Chicago. DeMarcus moved on to play with country star Chely Wright’s band, and he also was doing his own music on the side – which led to the formation of Rascal Flatts.