Joe Don Rooney
Singer/Musician: Rascal Flatts
Career Highlights: Joe Don Rooney is the lead guitarist and harmony signer in the country band Rascal Flatts along with Jay DeMarcus and his cousin Gary LeVox. Since their debut in 2000, Rascall Flatts has sold more than 22.5 million albums, posted 28 million downloads and delivered 16 #1 singles to the top of the charts. They are in the middle of their “Rhythm and Roots Tour” this summer. Rascal Flatts is the most awarded country group of the past decade earning more than 40 trophies from the American Country Awards (ACA), Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM), American Music Awards (AMA), Country Music Association Awards (CMA), People’s Choice Awards and more. Their list of country music hits includes “These Days,” “Bless the Broken Road,” “What Hurts the Most,” “My Wish,” “Take Me There” and “Here Comes Goodbye.” Rascal Flatts has sold more than seven million concert tickets, which included as opening acts some great artists including: Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean. In addition to playing electric guitar, Rooney plays the acoustic and bass guitars, as well as mandolin. Rooney got his music start with the band UncleThumbtak which formed in 1992.