Is a Rascal Flatts Reunion in the Works?

Jay DeMarcus, former bassist of Rascal Flatts, opened up about the return of the loved country band.

In a recent episode of Savannah Chrisley’s podcast, “Unlocked with Savannah,” Jay DeMarcus candidly discussed the departure of Rascal Flatts in 2020 and the possibility of an uncertain reunion. The podcast episode was broadcasted on Tuesday, providing valuable glimpses into DeMarcus’s personal perspectives and emotions regarding the topic.

“We had other things that we wanted to do individually,” he shared. “I think everybody comes to that point too, where no matter how much you love somebody, no matter how much you’ve been through together, there are always things that you want to do yourself that may not be in line with other partners.”

And although all members seemed to share similar feelings toward the separation, DeMarcus admits that it’s still something he has to come to terms with.

“In a lot of ways, I feel like I’m still mourning the loss of the Flatts, even though there wasn’t an official breakup. Most of my adult life, it’s all that I’ve known,” he said. “To have that stripped away from you, not on your own terms, was a very painful thing.”

While many fans eagerly anticipate a reunion of Rascal Flatts, it is crucial to acknowledge that their hiatus is beneficial for the overall well-being of the band members.

During the interview, DeMarcus shared an update about his former band mate, Joe Don Rooney and his sobriety journey.

“He’s better than I’ve heard him in 10 years,” he shared. “He’s enjoying having some peace and learning how to live again without his addiction and so I’m really, really, really proud of him and where he’s at right now.”