Sunday, October 31, 2010

Boo .................

Congratulations Rascal Flatts

 Gary, Jay and Joe Don, you three are heroes to so many for so many reasons.  Among them are the children, families and staff at the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.  It is fitting that the new Surgery Center should bear the name of Rascal Flatts as your love, compassion and commitment to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital touches the heart and lifts the soul.

Congratulations Rascal Flatts!!
from your
North Carolina Flatt Dog Pound

Rascal Flatts Surgery Center

This is straight of the pages of ......


Rascal Flatts honored for tireless support


10/28/2010 - Award-winning music group Rascal Flatts is being honored today at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital for their unwavering devotion to the care of children.

Rascal Flatts has raised nearly $3 million over the past several years through concerts and other events, and they also have spent generous amounts of time with children and families. Money from their fundraisers will be used to build a new specialized radiology suite.

As a tribute to their continued dedication, Children's Hospital administration will unveil the naming of the pediatric surgical suite as the “Rascal Flatts Surgery Center.”

“In honor of the extraordinary philanthropic commitment of Rascal Flatts to our patients and families at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital, we are truly delighted to announce the naming of the new Rascal Flatts Surgery Center,” said Jonathan Gitlin, M.D., James C. Overall Professor and chair of the Department of Pediatrics.

“Most importantly, this center, which houses all our existing and new surgical programs, will become the home for our new state-of-the-art interventional radiology suite for the care of children with heart disease, cancer and other critical surgical and medical problems.”

Rascal Flatts members, whose photos and albums decorate walls in Children's Hospital, said they are humbled by the generous display of appreciation.

“We became involved with the work at Children's Hospital so that children will continue to have a wonderful place to get better and to help their families move on with their lives,” said Gary LeVox. “We have built some long-lasting relationships, not only with the staff, but with some of the kids and their parents as well.”

Rascal Flatts' contributions will allow Children's Hospital's surgery center to develop a new interventional radiology suite to expand services offered to families.

Pediatric surgeons and radiologists will use the suite for challenging surgical issues that involve procedures such as liver transplants and difficult abdomen and chest infections.

Designs have been drafted to build the suite on the third floor of the hospital.

It will include high-tech radiology equipment and devices, including a bi-planar imaging system.
More than 12,700 pediatric surgeries are performed each year at Children's Hospital.

Doctors conduct general and specialized surgeries on children, from infancy to adolescence, to address a myriad of congenital and acquired health conditions.

“We are so fortunate to have forged a relationship with Rascal Flatts. I continue to be amazed, as I have told them, by their level of commitment to this hospital,” said John Brock III, M.D., surgeon in chief of Children's Hospital. “Their gift to develop an interventional radiology suite will allow us to further our services for children.”

A sign that bears the group's name will adorn the entrance to the surgery center.

“All parents and children who enter the area will walk under the Rascal Flatts sign, but the words we write will never adequately express what they have done and how people like them, as well as others, allow us to do what we do,” Brock said.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Rascal Flatts at the Opry

Rascal Flatts will be performing at 7:00 pm tomorrow night, October 30, 2010 at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee. There are still tickets available if you can attend this event, click here to purchase.

Rascal Flatts on Nashville Lifestyles

Exclusive Edition
Have you guys seen the latest issue of Nashville Lifestyles?  I'm a very happy Rascal Flatts fan because Nashville Lifestyles has issued double covers for November and our favorite county group Rascal Flatts graces BOTH! Yes, you read right, Rascal Flatts got TWO covers this month and both are beautiful pics of Gary, Jay and Joe Don.

November Issue
You can order your copy today here so do it now before they are all gone!! Let's show the editors of Nashville Lifestyles our appreciation and make these two covers among their best sellers!

WOW!! November is Busy!!!

If you are a fan of Rascal Flatts and I know you are simply because this is a site dedicated to Rascal Flatts LOL, then you are gonna love hate November 2010!! There are so very many things going on leading up to the release of Nothing Like This and various awards shows to vote on that it is VERY hard to keep up with it all!!

I am gonna do my best to post everything for you guys but again LOTS going on!!! Oh, why did I say Love & Hate you ask? Because you love every little thing you can see and do with and about Rascal Flatts that's the LOVE part, but dang it don't you just hate you can't be at all the really cool things going on? It's all good though, I will do my best to keep you informed and post links and pics when possible.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tweet Your People's Choice Vote!

This is straight off People's Choice Website

Tweeting your votes is easy! Choose the categories you'd like to vote for and follow the directions below. Retweets count as votes too, so encourage your followers to retweet to make sure your favorites become official nominees for 2011 People's Choice Awards!

Include in your tweet:

1) Your favorite nominee
2) #countryartist 
3) #PeoplesChoice 

I really think everyone should just copy and paste my example :)
Rascal Flatts #countryartist #PeoplesChoice

Tell followers to retweet to vote too!

Keep Requesting Why Wait

 Continue to request Why Wait!

I don't know about you but I'm not happy that it has fallen from #10 to #11 on this weeks Billboard's Country Songs Chart. I am however very happy that it did officially become another Top 10 Hit on Billboard for Rascal Flatts but dang it, this is a fun song and I personally wanted to see it go to #1.

Current Billboard stats for Why Wait are ....

On the chart for Country Songs after 12 weeks on the charts Why Wait peaked at #10, current position is #11 down from #10 last week.

On the chart for Hot 100 after 9 weeks on the charts Why Wait peaked at #48, current position is #63 up from #69 last week.

On the chart for Radio Songs after 9 weeks on the charts Why Wait peaked at #44, current position is #44 unchanged from #44 last week.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Nothing Like This

Hear what Rascal Flatts has to say about recording their new album in sunny California.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

People's Choice Awards 2011

Rascal Flatts has been selected for nomination in the category for Favorite Country Artist  in People's Choice Awards 2011.  This is another FAN voted award and the current vote is for Round 1, which will determine the official nominees for this year's award.  We have another opportunity to show our support for Rascal Flatts by getting them into the Final Round and ultimately the WIN!!!

Please register, it only takes a minute and VOTE EVERYDAY!!!!!

I encourage you to register for this vote.  By doing so with each registered vote you are also entered in a contest sponsored by the Peoples Choice Awards to win a trip to this year's award show.

So be sure to vote RASCAL FLATTS everyday in the Favorite Country Artist catagory.....

Vote HERE everyday! First round voting ends November 8, 2010 so lets make everyday between now and then count!!

American Country Awards

Rascal Flatts has been nominated in FOUR (4) categories for the first ever American Country Awards.  This is a FAN voted award and we know that Rascal Flatts fans are hungry for some well deserved wins.  This is our opportunity to show the industry who should be winning awards and who should be nominated in more categories including Entertainer of the Year!!

Please register, only takes a minute and VOTE EVERYDAY!!!!!

Dang it I want to see my very favorite group  WIN!!!!

So be sure to vote RASCAL FLATTS everyday in the following catagories.....

    • Duo/Group Of The Year
    • Single by a Duo/Group ~ Unstoppable
    • Video by Duo/Group ~Unstoppable
    • Touring Artist of The Year
      Vote HERE everyday! Voting ends November 8, 2010 so lets make everyday between now and then count!!  Be sure to mark your calendar for Monday, December 6th, the show airs live fromThe MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (8:00 - 10:00  PM ET Live/PT Tape-delayed) on FOX.

      Monday, October 18, 2010

      CMA Country Christmas

      Some of Country's biggest stars will gather at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN to celebrate Christmas with songs and sharing stories.  Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Little Big Town, Sheryl Crow, LeAnn Rimes, Martina McBride, Reba and Sugarland are all scheduled to perform.

      On Thursday, November 11 CMA Country Christmas will be taped in front of a live audience and is scheduled to air Monday, November 29th (9:30-11:00 pm ET) on the ABC Television Network. 

      Check for more information.

      Sunday, October 17, 2010

      Unstoppable ~ #1 Across the Nation

      Wouldn't it be nice to read stats like this again with the release of Nothing Like This next month? This is a post from Rascal Flatts last year that Joe Don had referenced in his second blog on MySpace.

      Rascal Flatts are #1 Across the Nation | 04.15.2009

      Accolades pour in with #1 selling CD Unstoppable and #1 single “Here Comes Goodbye”

      Any way you look at it, Rascal Flatts is #1! Today the band’s new CD Unstoppable opened at #1 on the Nielsen Soundscan Top 200 and Country charts with 351,000 units sold, making it the top selling CD across all genres of music. This marks Rascal Flatts’ fourth consecutive studio album opening atop the Top 200 chart, more than any other country artist in the history of Soundscan. This also establishes Rascal Flatts fourth consecutive debut at the top of the Nielsen Soundscan Country Top 75 sales chart. With 351,000 units sold, Unstoppable is also the biggest country release of 2009 and the biggest country first week sales since Taylor Swift’s Fearless in November 2008. The chart-topping sales also qualify it as the second biggest unit debut of the year for all genres, behind only U2s No Line On The Horizon.

      Included in the first week sales for Rascal Flatts’ Unstoppable are more than 58,000 digital album units, making it the top selling digital album in all genres this week, outselling the #2 digital album by 2 to 1. Unstoppable is the band’s biggest selling digital album debut on record and the second highest country digital debut in the history of Nielsen Soundscan. The project sold an additional 118,000 in individual track downloads with the #1 smash single “Here Comes Goodbye” taking the lead as the most downloaded song from the album. 555,000 individual track downloads have been sold to date.

      At the same time Unstoppable opens at #1, the project’s lead single “Here Comes Goodbye” is also the #1 country single in America and the band’s eleventh #1 single. When the song was released to iTunes last month it broke the record for the largest first week digital scans for a country debut single with 126,000 copies sold. Rascal Flatts also make a cameo appearance in the nation’s #1 movie, Hannah Montana: The Movie. In addition, Rascal Flatts was recently awarded their seventh consecutive ACM Vocal Group of the Year trophy, making them the most awarded group in the category.

      Tomorrow Rascal Flatts will appear on Late Show with David Letterman and Fox News Channel’s Hannity, rounding out a week that also included stops at Ellen and Dancing With The Stars.

      Unstoppable, co-produced by Dann Huff and Rascal Flatts, is the band’s first studio album since 2007’s multi-platinum Still Feels Good and their fourth consecutive CD to top the Nielsen Soundscan all genre Top 200 chart.

      Since their career launched in 2000, Rascal Flatts has sold close to 20 million albums, scored 10 #1 singles and 18 top 10 hits and each of their five studio albums are multi-platinum sellers. They are the reigning AMA, CMT, PCA, ACM and CMA Vocal Group of The Year and were honored as the 2008 Academy of Country Music/The Home Depot® Humanitarian Award recipients. This honor, in part, due to their dedication to raising funds for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, where in the past 4 years they have donated 3 million dollars, as well as their work on the American Red Cross Celebrity Cabinet board.

      Unstoppable is the top selling CD across all genres of music this week
      Unstoppable is Rascal Flatts fourth consecutive studio album to debut at #1 on the Top 200 chart, more than any other country artist in the history of Soundscan
      Unstoppable is the biggest country release of the year
      Unstoppable is the biggest selling digital album of the week
      Unstoppable is Rascal Flatts’ biggest selling digital album debut on record and the second highest country digital debut in the history of Nielsen Soundscan
      “Here Comes Goodbye” is the #1 country single this week
      When “Here Comes Goodbye” was released to iTunes last month it broke the record for the largest first week digital scans for a country debut single with 126,000 copies sold.

      Saturday, October 16, 2010

      Entertainment at the North Carolina State Fair

      Those of you living in and around Raleigh NC will find some great entertainment at the NC State Fair.  Already fan goers have been treated to Danny Gokey as the opening act for this year's fair and Casting Crows was the entertainment last night and tonight's entertainment was Honor Society.  What remains are several outstanding shows, catch one or more if you can.  You can get more information and tickets here.

      Entertainment for the rest of the fair includes.... 

      Carolina Chocolate Drops 10/17/2010
      Easton Corbin 10/18/2010
      Chris Young 10/19/2010
      Gloriana 10/20/2010

      Jeffrey Osborne 10/21/2010
      Chris Tomlin 10/22/2010 (Sold Out)

      Darious Rucker 10/23/2010
      Justin Moore 10/24/2010

      Thursday, October 14, 2010

      Songlist for Nothing Like This Released

      Amazon has released the song list for Rascal Flatts upcoming CD Nothing Like This.  In addition to the current single Why Wait the track list includes the following.

      1. Why Wait
      2. Easy
      3. Sunday Afternoon
      4. Play
      5. Nothing Like This
      6. All Night To Get There
      7. Red Camaro
      8. They Try
      9. Summer Young
      10. Tonight Tonight
      11. I Won’t Let Go

      I have been fortunate enough to hear samples of some of these songs and eagerly await the release of this album.

      Nothing Like This will be released on November 16, 2010 but you can pre order the cd from various sources including Amazon.

      Wednesday, October 13, 2010

      Capitol Street Party is TONIGHT

      Are you in Nash looking for something to do? Check it out!

      Just a last reminder that the Street Party kicks off tonight on Demonbreun Street in Nashville at 6 pm.

      Jennette McCurdy will kick off the show followed by Troy Olsen, Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker.

      Also be sure to head over to the Tin Roof after the main stage show ends for an after party with Walker Hayes.

      Friday, October 8, 2010

      I WON a Crush TV Limited Edition Bow!!!

      <----<< Look at what I won!!!!  I have really been having a great week and have got to share with all of you guys my most recent win. I received a call Tuesday, October 5th that just blew me away!

      I am a member of The Crush Road Crew. For those of you that are not familiar with The Crush; it is a hunting show on the Outdoor Channel that is hosted by Lee and Tiffany Lakosky.  The Lakosky's are two of the best I have ever seen. They are amazing hunters, funny and in all honesty their love for each other shows during each and every show. They may pick at each other but it is quite obvious that they are incredibly happy.

      Anyway, not only do they have a very successful TV show they also have a web site full of videos, photos and a store that carries their Crush gear and clothing (some really cute stuff too!). I signed up for the Road Crew there which gives me access to behind the scenes videos, photos, recipes and little extra off coupons for the store. PLUS as a Road Crew Member I am eligible for special contest :) like the one I just won, OMG still can't believe I won!!! They also gave away a hunt with Lee and Tiffany to one lucky Road Crew Member recently who will no doubt never forget the experience. And given this is going on my Flatt Dog Pound site, yes Gary does go hunt with them and they are great friends. Last year Gary killed his biggest buck ever while out with Lee and Tiffany and the bow he used for that kill was autographed and given away in a drawing to a lucky Road Crew Member earlier this year.

      Now, I have to tell you the enthusiasm Lee and Tiffany have for hunting motivated me, gave me the desire to try it.  I have never hunted before watching The Crush ... I have friends and family members who are hunters and this was to be my first season hunting with them.  My brother has a bow that he has been sharing with me because I didn't have one.  But now, thanks to Lee and Tiffany Lakosky and The Crush TV and Mathews Bows and Red Bone Entertainment I will have my OWN incredibly awesome Limited Edition Crush TV Bow!!

      Thank you Tiffany and Lee!
      I am such a happy Crush girl right now!!!

      Thursday, October 7, 2010

      Rascal Flatts is Kicking some .... you know!

      I gotta tell you I was kinda worried as I started checking numbers on the Billboard Eventful 2010 Fans' Choice Award for Best Tour of the Year.  There were big numbers at the beginning of the list for people that were not country then when I hit the country bands WOW low numbers!

      Then I said a prayer and clicked on Rascal Flatts page only to be blown away by the number! OMG was it gonna be small, I was worried I mean, the likes of Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood were just in the very very very LOW 1000s so what could I expect from my Flatts. YOU know I am hoping that they are at least in the ball park with the other high number bands but I was wrong! They were out of the park a grand-slam home run!!!

      OK I know you want to know the numbers and I am not going to post everyone right now only the one I care about, LOL RF of course and the next closest band.

      Metalica of all bands (LOL Yes I like some of their music too) is the closest to any of the bands in this battle they have 58,787 favorites right now but that can not even compare to Rascal Flatts ......drum roll please 116,843 favorites!!! OMG check that out people a 58,056 lead almost DOUBLE what the closest band has!!....Great work so far everyone but this competition continues until November 1 so don't think it is in the bag; please keep encouraging your friends to demand Rascal Flatts!!!!


      Rascal Flatts Postpones Wheatland Show

      Rascal Flatts has announced that the show tonight at Sleepy Train Amphitheater has been postponed due to an illness in the band.  Ticket holders are encouraged to hold their tickets, a new show will be scheduled at a later date.

      Members of Rascal Flatts All Access will receive notification directly from the fan club with more information.

      Get well wishes to Rascal Flatts from your NC Street Team.

      Monday, October 4, 2010

      Rascal Flatts on Ellen

      Tuesday, October 5, 2010 Rascal Flatts will be on Ellen. 
      Be sure to tune in.

      Sunday, October 3, 2010

      Brothers ~ A story by Cledus Judd

      Cledus Judd read a story he wrote about not having a brother and how Gary Levox of Rascal Flatts helped fill that void in his life. Very touching story. Listen here :)