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Remember When Rascal Flatts Were Little Big Town Members?

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Before Rascal Flatts became an award-winning trio with a slew of awards and No. 1 hits, the band members were singing a different tune. Rascal Flatts members Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney actually both served stints in Little Big Town.

LeVox dished to reporters about his short stint with the competing band. “We were together doing some stuff and I kind of went off doing my own thing,” he explains (quote via Country Weekly). “And then they attacked Joe Don with a position,” he adds.

Jay DeMarcus also got his feet wet in music industry through a connection to Little Big Town. When he was in college, he was playing with the band’s vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Jimi Westbrook.

But that was then. Now, the men of Rascal Flatts headline their own tours, and ironically enough, Little Big Town ended up opening for the popular trio on their Changed Tour in 2012. But there don’t seem to be any sore feelings between the bands. In fact, they put together their own rendition of Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re an American Band” for the tour.

LBT have gone on to massive success, too, with hits like “Pontoon” and this year’s smash, “Girl Crush.”

Things sure have come full circle for these two popular bands!

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