Joe Don Rooney
Joe Don Rooney is the lead guitarist and harmony signer in the country band Rascal Flatts along with his cousin Gary LeVox and Jay DeMarcus. Rooney also plays the acoustic and bass guitars, and the mandolin. After 21 years together they planned their Rascal Flatts Farewell – Life is a Highway Tour in 2020, which was postponed due to the pandemic. Since their debut in 2000, Rascall Flatts has sold more than 23 million records and delivered 17 No. 1 hit singles. The most awarded country group of the past decade, Rascal Flatts has earned more than 40 trophies from the American Country Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, American Music Awards, and more. Their list of country music hits includes the 2017 hit “Yours If You Want It,” “I Like the Sound of That,” “These Days,” “Bless the Broken Road,” “What Hurts the Most,” “Take Me There” and “Here Comes Goodbye.” Rooney also has appeared in the movies: “Christmas in the Heartland,” “To Appomattox,” and “Hannah Montana: The Movie.” Rooney got his music start with the 1992 band Uncle Thumbtack.