Rascal Flatts Had Inspiration For Longevity

Rascal Flatts had clear ideas of who to look to for inspiration

Rascal Flatts has been making music together for 15 years, and they give credit for a lot of their success and staying power to their predecessors in country music who have had such tremendous longevity and staying power. Like who? Reba McEntire, George Strait, Tim McGraws and groups like Alabama "that have had longevity."

To ask Joe Don Rooney, this genre "probably has the biggest list of artists with longevity that there is" so it was easy pickins. "Early on in our career [we had peopl] to look up to and to have as inspiration," says Joe Don. "I believe that’s part of the reason we’re still here today.”

Speaking of "15" - Rascal Flatts just celebrated the 15th #1 song of their career with “Rewind!” and they’re hoping their latest single, “Payback,” will be #16.