Gary LeVox is still upset about the way Rascal Flatts broke up.
The country trio, consisting of LeVox, Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus, is known for hits such as ‘Bless the Broken Road’, ‘My Wish’ and ‘What Hurts the Most’. But things got complicated in 2020 when the three appeared on “CBS This Morning” to announce that they would be going on a farewell tour titled “Rascal Flatts Farewell: Life Is A Highway Tour”.
Due to the corona crisis, the tour never started. Rooney also quit unexpectedly, LeVox said.
Looking back at the group’s demise for an interview with People this week, LeVox admitted he “never liked how it ended.”
“I wasn’t happy that Joe Don quit,” he revealed, adding that his bandmate’s departure “came kind of out of the blue”.
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“It was like, ‘Let me try to wrap my head around this.’ And then I certainly wasn’t okay with the pandemic canceling everything I hate the way it ended I hate that we didn’t get to do this farewell tour I can’t stand the fact that it just feels like there’s no closure with something we’ve been So blessed with. That will always remain in my heart.”
Since the breakup, LeVox began working on his solo career, releasing singles including “The Distance” and “Working on Sunday.” He confirmed that he “loves it” and said he was inspired by his faith.
“I know He called me for that. I’ll just stay on my path. I know what to do and I love it. There’s no better feeling than making people feel something through something you’ve done,” he said .
While the band is history, a look at the Rascal Flatts verified Instagram account shows that they are still updating their fans with milestones. On September 30, the account reposted DeMarcus’ mention of the album’s 17th anniversary “Feels Like Today.”
“This week marks 17 years since this album came out?! It doesn’t feel like it was that long ago… Feels like today,” DeMarcus wrote.
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DeMarcus has also released his own music and continues to run Red Street Records. Rooney, meanwhile, is working on collaborations with emerging artists. Recently, news broke that he had been arrested for drunk driving in Nashville.
LeVox said he did not speak to Rooney after his arrest in September but was “heartbroken” by the news.
“But you know what? I think God gets your attention in different ways. I wish him the best and I hope he gets everything he needs to get better and take care of all the problems he has. There is strength in prayer,” said LeVox.
Rooney reportedly suffered no injuries.
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LeVox will be touring this month, with its first stop on October 14 in Evansville, Indiana.