I was ‘by no means OK’ with Rascal Flatts breakup


Gary LeVox nonetheless isn’t over how issues ended with his band Rascal Flatts.

The legendary nation music trio consisted of LeVox, Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus. In 2020, the band appeared on “CBS This Morning” to announce their Twentieth-anniversary farewell tour. However, because of the pandemic, that tour by no means really noticed the sunshine of day.

“I’ve never been OK with the way that it ended,” LeVox, 51, told People. “I was by no means OK with … I wasn’t blissful that Joe Don give up.

“It kind of came out of nowhere,” LeVox added, referring to Rooney’s exit. “It was like, ‘Let me try to wrap my head around this.’ And then I certainly wasn’t OK with the pandemic, which canceled everything. I hate the way that it ended. I hate that we didn’t get to do this farewell tour. I can’t stand the fact that it just feels there’s no closure with something that we’ve been so blessed with. That will always be in my heart.”

Members of the group diverged on their very own paths. DeMarcus, 50, continued to go his music label, Red Street Records, and launched the tune “Music Man.” Rooney, 46, and LeVox pursued solo careers and went again to the studio.

Band members Joe Don Rooney, Jay DeMarcus and Gary LeVox attend the 2018 CMT Awards.
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“I just took it and ran,” LeVox stated of his solo initiatives. “I’m loving being a solo artist. I know that’s what He’s called me to do. I’m just going to stay on my path. I know what I’m supposed to do, and I love it. There’s no better feeling than to make people feel something by something that you did.”

He then spoke about Rooney, who was arrested for a DUI last month. “I have not talked to him,” LeVox confessed. “And I was heartbroken too. But you recognize what? I assume God will get your consideration in several methods. I simply want him one of the best and I hope he will get every part that he must get effectively and maintain no matter points he’s received happening. There’s energy in prayer.

“There’s so many times in life that you sit there, and you go, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m all alone, Lord, I just can’t,’” he concluded about his religion. “How many times could I pray for and ask you to pull me out of this and nothing is happening? And it’s then that He makes himself known, and everything makes sense.”