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. In addition to playing electric guitar, Rooney plays the acoustic and bass guitars, as well as mandolin. Since their debut in 2000, Rascall Flatts has produced 11 albums, posted more than 30 million downloads, and delivered 16 #1 singles to the top of the charts. They completed their “Rhythm and Roots Tour” this past October. The most awarded country group of the past decade, Rascal Flatts has earned 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 the 2016 hit “I Like the Sound of That,” “These Days,” “Bless the Broken Road,” “What Hurts the Most,” “My Wish,” “Take Me There” and “Here Comes Goodbye.” The trio has sold more than 10 million concert tickets and has included as opening acts music greats such as Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean. Rooney got his music start with the 1992 band UncleThumbtak.