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In 2021, the members of Rascal Flatts will be stepping away from the group to pursue solo endeavors.

When Jay DeMarcus thinks about what he’s going to miss the most about the band, he says, “I’m gonna miss the times that we shared together that no one knows about, that no one sees – the looks at each other on the stage, the moments that we look at each other and we know that we’re at our best. The time in the trenches that no one knows about that the three of us have shared together that have bonded us together for life is what I will miss the most.”

Jay admits that their 20 years together haven’t been perfect, but they have bonded them together for life. “You can’t make up for time spent together,” says Jay. “No one can do that, and we’ve seen the best of each other, we’ve seen the worst of each other. We’ve held each other through the saddest of times, through love and loss, and it’s a brotherhood. It has always been a brotherhood and the day that we don’t have that anymore and we can’t just reach out to each other so easily is gonna be very, very sad and heartbreaking for me.”

But even though Jay, Gary and Joe Don will no longer be working together as Rascal Flatts, Jay says, “I know that when we’re old men together someday, sittin’ around on a porch and sharin’ old stories and singing ‘Prayin’ for Daylight’ when we’re 75, we’re gonna have a heck of a legacy to look back on.”

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