Performers list expanded for CMAs

NASHVILLE, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The Country Music Association Monday added Dierks Bentley, Big & Rich, Sara Evans and Rascal Flatts to the list of performers for its upcoming awards. The 39th Annual CMA Awards will be broadcast live Nov. 15 from New York's Madison Square Gardens.

'Idol' winner prepares for release

NASHVILLE, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- "American Idol" winner Carrie Underwood's first album will be called "Some Hearts" and the first single will be "Jesus Take the Wheel."

Carey retains top spot on Hot 100

NEW YORK, July 7 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" retained its No. 1 ranking on Billboard's Hot 100 for a second week in a row.

Carey, Stefani still 1 and 2 on Hot 100

NEW YORK, June 2 (UPI) -- Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" and Gwen Stefani's "Hollaback Girl" retained their first and second spots in Billboard's Hot 100 Thursday.

Country's Rascal Flatts tops Billboard 200

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Rascal Flatts became the second country group, behind the Dixie Chicks, ever to top the Billboard 200 U.S. albums chart with "Feels Like Today."

Keith, Chesney win two at CMT video awards

NASHVILLE, April 22 (UPI) -- Kenny Chesney's "These Goes My Life" took the male video of the year award at the CMT Flame Worthy Video Music Awards, one of two he took home.

Dick Clark ready to rock on New Year's

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Dick Clark said Tuesday that he will ring in the new year on TV for a 32nd consecutive year when he hosts three New Year's Eve specials from Times Square.

Analysis: The real payoff from award shows

NASHVILLE, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- When Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus of Lyric Street Records' Rascal Flatts won the Horizon Award at the 2002 Country Music Association Awards, they

Brooks & Dunn find their road home

NASHVILLE, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- For more than 10 years, country duo Brooks & Dunn has racked up hit songs and awards to the tune of 23 No. 1 singles and four Entertainer of the Year awards, wh

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Wynonna Judd born in Ashland, Ky., 1964. Bob Wills' "Sugar Moon" hits No. 1, 1947.
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Eddy Arnold's Top 5 single "The Echo of Your Footsteps" is charted, 1949. Atlanta's first Top 10 single, "Atlanta Burned Again Last Night," hits the charts, 1983.
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Rick Trevino born in Austin, Texas, 1961. Ernest Tubb records "Deep Purple Blues," 1958.
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Billy Swan born in Cape Giradeau, Mo., 1942. Kix Brooks born in Shreveport, La., 1955.
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Sam Allred of the Geezinslaw Brothers born in Austin, Texas, 1934. Tammy Wynette born in Itawamba County, Miss., 1942.
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Lefty Frizzell born in Corsicana, Texas, 1928. Anita Carter born in Maces Springs, Va., 1933.
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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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