Rascal Flatts announced they’ll be calling it quits following their upcoming tour, and during a discussion at the Country Radio Seminar in Nashville they insisted their decision had nothing to do with any trouble within the group.
“We love each other, probably more now than we ever did when we first started,” Jay DeMarcus shared. “We just got to this point in the road where it’s forking and we’re entering new seasons of our lives.”
He added, “This is a decision that we didn’t reach lightly,” noting, “It was a very tough decision and is going to be a very sad, bittersweet year, but it’s something we think is the best for our lives right now.”
The band’s final show is set for October 30th at Bridgestone Arena, and Jay insists that at least for now, it will be their final show. “We haven’t signed a pact to say we’re never going to work together ever again,” he said. “This isn’t a ploy to get everybody to come out, see this tour so we can turn around next year … there are no immediate plans to do any more Rascal Flatts shows past October 30.”