Rascal Flatts was in Hollywood, CA on Monday (9/17) to receive the Walk of Fame’s 2,480th star from the city’s Chamber of Commerce.
Songwriter David Foster, who will receive his own star in 2013, was invited to say a few words about the trio. “When I first put on ‘Prayin’ For Daylight,’ I knew they were going to be a force to be reckoned with,” said Foster. “I think they are just getting started. Thank you for always giving so much.”
The three artists each thanked their family, DeMarcus joked the band had received the recognition because they had appeared as guests in an episode of CSI; not from music. “I feel this means we should retire, but we have a lot left to do,” said DeMarcus. “We’ll be around for a long time.”
“Growing up in the middle of nowhere in Pitcher, Oklahoma, we had to make it somewhere,” Rooney said, reflecting on his childhood. “My mom said ‘if you don’t go you’ll never know.’ That springboard is why I am here today.”
“When you’re a kid growing up, standing in front of your mirror with a Goody comb, you can’t even dream this big. Thanks to manager Clarence Spalding and Scott Borchetta and Big Machine Records. The only reason we do it today is because of you, the fans. We enjoy telling your story.”
Watch the full presentation here.
Following the appearance, the trio visited The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, performing the new single, “Come Wake Me Up.”
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