Thursday, February 24, 2011

Rascal Flatts to receive the Tony Martell Lifetime Entertainment Achievement Award

Joe Don Rooney  ~  Gary LeVox  ~  Jay DeMarcus
Although the award Rascal Flatts will be receiving is the Tony Martell Lifetime Entertainment Achievement Award this award is not for their musical contributions but for their philanthropic contributions.  Rascal Flatts continues to give of themselves to bring awareness and financial support to so many causes.  The Tony Martell Lifetime Entertainment Achievement Award is for their involvement in the battle against cancer.  

Over and over the men of Rascal Flatts; Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney give of themselves from the heart, yet another reason their fans LOVE them so much.
Congratulations Rascal Flatts! 

The following post is copied directly from Rascal Flatts Fan Club News as posted February 22, 2011

Rascal Flatts Earn More Honors For Their Philanthropy Work

Rascal Flatts will be honored with the Tony Martell Lifetime Entertainment Achievement Award at the T.J. Martell Foundation's Honors Gala in Nashville on March 28. The event brings together business, medical, sports and entertainment industry leaders and celebrities to raise awareness and funds for innovative cancer research. Over the last several years, the guys have lent their name and donated their time to numerous charities, including the TJ Martell Foundation, the Monroe Carrell Children’s hospital at Vanderbilt, the Salvation Army, the American Red Cross and the Jason Foundation (which raises awareness of teen suicide), as well as the Make A Wish Foundation.

They have often been praised for their good work in the community, being presented with the Shining Star Award, the Nashville Symphony’s Harmony Award, the ACM Humanitarian Award and most recently, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital named their Pediatric Surgery Center, the “Rascal Flatts Surgery Center.” “It truly is an honor and a blessing to be in a place to be able to give back and be able to influence the community that you live in,” said the Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus during a recent press conference at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. In other news, Jay DeMarcus earned a Dove Award nomination from the Gospel Music Association for his work as a producer on Austin Bridge's album, Times Like These, which is nominated for country album of the year. The awards will be presented April 20 at the historic Fox Theatre in Atlanta.

You can go here for more information about the TJ Martell Foundation and to purchase tickets to this event.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Calling all Rascal Flatts Fam

Everyone knows how much Rascal Flatts cares about Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. They give of themselves time and time again as they reach out to the children, families and staff. Their support and presence can not be denied from the hugs, songs and joy they spread to the financial support they have supplied over the years. They are respected and loved; so much in fact that they were honored by Vanderbilt with the Rascal Flatts Surgery Center.

Rascal Flatts Fan Club (Fam) is also involved with charitable work for the children and families at the hospital. As visitors, patience and employees walk through they will see a wall of butterflies on polls with handles that the children can turn to make the polls spin.  These butterflies are labeled with the names of people that have contributed money or items such as the toys sent at Christmas along with lots of LOVE. High among the butterflies you can find one that is labeled Rascal Flatts Fam as testament to the contributions from their Fan Club. How sweet is that?

Rascal Flatts fans are awesome and tend to support the same causes (there are many!) that the band does. To us they are more than entertainers, they have heart.  Among the fans there are many that contribute resources, but there are a few very special ladies that each year undertake the tremendous task of putting together a huge toy drive at Christmas and fund raisers year round.  Heading up these ladies is Mrs. Velvet Arrington,  ~V~  as she is know throughout the fam. ~V~ works a lot of long hours and I have personally seen her literally chase down Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney for their personal input into her latest project, which is why I am calling on all Rascal Flatts Fam.  Below is a message I received today from ~V~ PLEASE help out if you can. I for one am very eager for this process to be completed. I know ~V~ has been working on this OVER 2 years, that my friends is dedication. Let's help her finish the book THEN lets buy it!

Thank you everyone that has contributed or that is going to contribute to this wonderful project. There is one catch though; you have to be FAM to contribute so if you are not you can join the Rascal Flatts Fan Club (All Access) or become a member of the Rascal Flatts Flatt Dog Pound (Street Team). There is a fee to join the Fan Club but the Street Team membership is free.

A note from Velvet...

Please copy and send the message below to FAM members and make it your status as well. I am asking you for your help. There is many many Fam members who are not on the boards but are on FB. Please help!!!! Please do this... This is our support not just to RF but for the hospital and the children. I need the recipes by Sunday the 26th. Everyone has Fam friends. :)
--If you are RF FAM member or street team, we need your recipes... Please email the recipes to We are on a limited time frame. Be a part of the fund raising cookbook for Vanderbilt Childrens Hospital.-- Thank you!!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Keep Requesting "I Won't Let Go"

Rascal Flatts newest single I WON’T LET GO is a truly amazing.  It is such a beautiful song and one of my favorites on the Nothing Like This cd.  The pure awesomeness of Rascal Flatts blows me away, these guys are the BEST!!!!  I am so glad this song is on the radio now and I hope everyone loves it as much as I do!  I’ve got my fingers crossed that it will make it to #1, I keep calling and requesting it and I hope everyone else will too!

The entire Nothing Like This cd is awesome! I own ever one of their cds and much of the bonus music that has been released through the years and I can honestly say that the group amazes me as they continues to deliver fresh music with nothing but quality throughout with each new release.

Nothing Like This has 11 amazing songs on it. The cd debuted at #1 and the first single WHY WAIT has already hit #1. There is not one bad song on this cd. I love the title track NOTHING LIKE THIS and THEY TRY, both upbeat songs about the ultimate love. The cd is jammed packed with upb...Read full revieweat and quite honestly some of the tunes are kind of funky ~ you know in a cool wow that is different and so very good way!! Fun songs like PLAY and RED CAMARO. There is also the duet EASY with Natasha Bedingfield that is amazing. The song I WON’T LET GO is truly amazing, very beautiful and touching. Again, the entire cd is pure Rascal Flatts awesomeness!