Rascal Flatts are going Hollywood--and, no, I'm not talking about their acting careers, although they have been popping up on TV with some regularity lately.
Nope, the group's Tinseltown legacy is going to go way beyond guest appearances on CSI and American Idol. In fact, it is going to be literally set in stone: The guys are slated to be honored with a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 2011.
The announcement was made on Thursday by the Walk of Fame Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, citing the Flatts along with a list of other 2011 honorees including Melissa Etheridge, BeBe & CeCe Winans, and (posthumously) Buddy Holly.
All three members of the band responded to the announcement with a tone of humility and deep gratitude. "This far exceeds any expectations I ever had," said Gary LeVox.
Joe Don Rooney raved, "This is the kind of stuff you dream of growing up as a kid. Having our name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has to be one of the coolest things that's ever happened to Rascal Flatts."
And, Jay DeMarcus put it pretty succinctly, noting: "I guess we've really done something after all."
Okay, now, no need to be that humble, Jay--but we all can agree a star on the Walk Of Fame is certainly a stellar addition to any artist's resume.
There is no date set yet for the group's star presentation. However, my vote for song to be played at the ceremony is "Bless The Broken Road." How appropriate, right? (Or, perhaps, "Life Is A Highway"--okay, okay, maybe that's stretching things a bit; especially if you're familiar with Hollywood's side streets.)
This year, Alan Jackson represented country music on the Walk Of Fame, receiving his star on April 16. Other notable modern country artists on the Walk include Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, Clint Black, and Randy Travis.
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