Musical trio Rascal Flatts’ newest album has been called their “most intimate”, opening up about the bands’ personal issues and their Christian faith. Below, in a Chicago Sun-Times interview, lead guitarist Joe Don Rooney answers questions about the intersection of the bands’ faith and their music, possible public backlash and the biggest recent change in his life.
Is it okay for believing Christians to go public with their faith in Jesus Christ?
For the country trio Rascal Flatts, the past two years have been filled with seemingly endless changes, a metamorphosis of sorts for the Grammy- and CMA-winning trio of Joe Don Rooney, Gary LeVox and Jay DeMarcus. A new album, aptly titled “Changed,” finds them at their most introspective to date; a new label has given them a fresh start and new perspective on making music. And Rooney says their personal lives have never been more fulfilling and blessed (DeMarcus and his wife, Allison, just welcomed their second child on July 20).
Rooney talked to the Sun-Times recently about this new phase for Rascal Flatts.
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