Country music fans everywhere are already aware that Rascal Flatts have disbanded. But Flatts frontman Gary LeVox is now sharing new information about the band’s friendship and whether or not they intend to reunite for their once-scheduled Farewell Tour.
Rascal Flatts considered calling it quits in 2020 following a lengthy 20 plus year career span which saw them release nearly a dozen albums, chart countless hits, and win numerous awards and accolades. To say their goodbyes the successful trio had planned to launch a final farewell tour.
However, that trek as with many others, was abruptly canceled due to the unforeseen Global Health Crisis.
The band has not performed together since.
Now LeVox is opening up about where things are headed in terms of a future for the band, known for their impeccable three-part harmonies.
In a new exclusive interview with Us Weekly on Thursday (Oct. 6), the 52-year-old powerhouse vocalist said that while he hasn’t spoken about it with the rest of the Rascal Flatts members, reuniting with his former bandmates to revive their final tour is “not really off the table.”
“[We] haven’t had any conversations,” LeVox said of what lies ahead for a potential reunion with bassist Jay DeMarcus (LeVox’s second cousin) and lead guitarist Joe Don Rooney. “I don’t know what the future holds, but you know. For now, I’m just having a blast, and … I think Jay and Joe Donn are doing their thing … So, we’ll see. Who knows?”
And, although he doesn’t consider himself buddy-buddy with DeMarcus or Don Rooney, he does hope they are all doing well. And he expects they would say the same for him.
“We don’t talk as much … cause, you know, we’re not doing business together…. We wish each other the best … [I] want nothing but the best for those two and, you know, hopefully, everything’s happy and healthy, and their families are good,” LeVox said.
LeVox has been vocal on the topic surrounding Rascal Flatts’ initial split. In 2021, he admitted that he was “never OK” with the band’s decision to go their separate ways. He also previously voiced his disappointment after the group couldn’t conduct a goodbye tour.
“I hate the way that it ended… hate that we didn’t get to do this farewell tour,” LeVox told PEOPLE. “I can’t stand the fact that it just feels there’s no closure with something we’ve been so blessed with. That will always be in my heart.”
Since parting ways, it seems some Rascal Flatts members have managed to carve out passions of their own. For LeVox, he has continued to follow the path of making music – but this time as a solo artist.
In May of 2021, LeVox released his first-ever solo EP entitled, One on One. He followed that up with the release of “Music Man,” “Working On Sunday,” and “We Got Fight.” Now, he is promoting his newest single, “Get Down With That.”
“It’s all about the music,” he shared. “After doing it so long with Flatts, and just the way that whole thing ended, and all that, I was just ready to go, you know? I’m working more than I thought I was going to or more than I wanted to … but now we’re here. Let’s, just go, you know?”
LeVox is scheduled to perform during the upcoming Celebrate Christ event at Addition Financial Arena in Orlando, FL on November 5, 2022.