Red Hot Chili Peppers heat up the charts

NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Stadium Arcadian" has become the veteran rock band's first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart.

Rockers Tool hold No. 1 U.S. album spot

LOS ANGELES, May 10 (UPI) -- Tool's "10,000 Days" sat atop the Billboard 200 albums chart Wednesday and held the No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums Chart as well.

Manilow, Jackson bookend 'Today' concerts

NEW YORK, May 9 (UPI) -- NBC's "Today" announced the lineup for its 11th annual concert series, which will wind up with Janet Jackson at New York's Rockefeller Center. Barry Manilow kicks off the "Toyota Concert Series" Friday with Jackson ending it Sept. 29, the New York Daily N

Rockers rule Billboard albums chart

NEW YORK, May 3 (UPI) -- The top three positions on The Billboard 200 albums chart are rockers, led by Godsmack's "IV." The No. 2 album is Taking Back Sunday's "Louder Now" followed by Bruce Springsteen's "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions."

Powter's 'Bad Day' keeps up charts run

NEW YORK, April 20 (UPI) -- Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" ranked No. 1 Thursday on the Billboard Hot 100, Pop 100 and Hot Digital Songs charts for a fourth straight week.

Rascal Flatts hold off Keith for No. 1

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang" edged out Toby Keith's "White Trash with Money" to hold onto the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Academy of Country Music lines up acts

BURBANK, Calif., April 17 (UPI) -- Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, Rascal Flatts and Sugarland were named Monday as performers for the 41st Annual Academy of Country Music Awards.

'Bad Day' continues nice run atop charts

NEW YORK, April 13 (UPI) -- Weekly exposure on "American Idol's" elimination shows helped Daniel Powter's "Bad Day" notch a third week atop Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. The song played behind a montage of clips as the rejected "Idol" contestant gets the boot each Wednesday from

Rascal Flatts album debuts at No. 1

NEW YORK, April 12 (UPI) -- Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang" entered the market with a bang, debuting at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and the Top Country Albums charts.

Paisley leads ACM nominations with 6 nods

NASHVILLE, March 8 (UPI) -- Brad Paisley topped all nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards with six nods announced in Nashville Wednesday morning.

Keith Urban takes top CMA honors

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Australian Keith Urban was crowned the Country Music Association's entertainer of the year and male vocalist of the year in New York. Urban beat Kenny Chesney, Alan Jackson, Toby Keith and Brad Paisley for the coveted award Tuesday night at Madison Square

American Music Award celeb list grows

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- The 2005 American Music Awards producers Monday added the Eurythmics and the All-American Rejects to the live performers during the ceremony.

Crow, Lohan and Duff join AMA performers

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Sheryl Crow, Hilary Duff and Lindsay Lohan were added Tuesday to the list of performers for the 33rd annual American Music Awards.

Billboard hands out '05 Touring Awards

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Irish rockers U2 won three 2005 Billboard Roadwork '05 Touring Awards including top tour, top draw and top single event.

More entertainers added to live CMA Awards

NASHVILLE, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Martina McBride, Sugarland and Gretchen Wilson were added Monday to the list of live performers for the upcoming "The 39th Annual CMA Awards."
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Rascal Flatts
Rascal Flatts appears backstage with the Favorite Band award they garnered at the 37th annual American Music Awards in Los Angeles on November 22, 2009. UPI/Jim Ruymen

Rascal Flatts is an American country music band founded in Columbus, Ohio. Since its inception, Rascal Flatts has been composed of three members: Gary LeVox (lead vocals), Jay DeMarcus (bass guitar, keyboards, vocals), and Joe Don Rooney (lead guitar, vocals). DeMarcus and LeVox are also second cousins.

Rascal Flatts has released six studio albums and a greatest hits album, all on Lyric Street Records. Their first two albums, 2000's Rascal Flatts and 2002's Melt, have been certified 2× Multi-Platinum and 3× Multi-Platinum, respectively, in the United States, while 2004's Feels Like Today and 2006's Me and My Gang have received 5× Multi-Platinum and 5× Multi-Platinum certifications respectively. 2007's Still Feels Good is certified 2× Multi-Platinum. Their new album, Unstoppable, was released on April 7, 2009, and has been certified platinum.

They have also released twenty-four singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including ten Number Ones. A cover of Tom Cochrane's "Life Is a Highway", from the soundtrack to the 2006 film Cars, also entered the country music charts from unsolicited airplay. Their longest-lasting Number One is "Bless the Broken Road" (late 2004–early 2005) at five weeks, while their biggest crossover single is "What Hurts the Most", which topped both the country and Adult Contemporary charts in 2006, and was a Top Ten pop hit.

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