Joe Don Rooney, Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Rascal Flatts - iHeartRadio Country Festival held at the Frank Erwin Center - Arrivals at Frank Erwin Center - Austin, Texas, United States - Saturday 2nd May 2015
Rascal Flatts and Gary LeVox - Rascal Flatts Kicks Off Residency at The Joint Inside The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas at The Joint - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Thursday 26th February 2015
'Life Is A Highway' is the Platinum certified single from Rascal Flatts, released in 2006 and which featured on the soundtrack to Academy Award nominated Pixar animation 'Cars'. It reached number seven in the US charts.
Yes, Gary LeVox did lip sync, but he had a good excuse.
Say it ain’t so – Rascal Flatts, those beacons of country music, have admitted to lip syncing at Sunday’s Academy of Country Music Awards. Well, one of them has, at least. According to TMZ, the trio have admitted to faking their performance at the awards – badly – but they had a legitimate reason. The country group told TMZ that their lead singer, Gary LeVox, lost his voice just before the gig. He had performed several shows last week and put too much strain on his pipes.
This has never happened before, so maybe LeVox should get a free pass this time?
However, the band still didn’t want to disappoint fans at the ACM ceremony, which is why they decided to cheat just a little. They performed their single Rewind - with just a little help from the sound system. Fans in the audience didn’t buy it for a second, however. Tweets about the lip sync quickly popped up, but fans weren’t as disappointed as one might expect. In fact, many were defending the country group.
30th August, 1999