I’ve listened to Rascal Flatts’ music for a decently long time. It’s not a main listen for me, but I’m 22, and I’d estimate I first listened to Rascal Flatts around 2006. The song was probably “My Wish” or “Life Is A Highway.” I haven’t checked to see if that timeline matches up, but it’s been a while.
If you’re like me, there was a moment when something about Rascal Flatts just clicked for you: You realized that Rascal Flatts was not one person named Rascal Flatts, but actually a band of three men whose collective group name is Rascal Flatts. If you listen to the group’s lead singer, Gary LeVox, he sounds exactly like a dude whose name would be Rascal Flatts. But he is, in fact, part of a band with the same name.
This brings us to the present tense. The group played the National Anthem on Wednesday in Cleveland before Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Warriors and Cavaliers. It was a nice performance in front of a rapt audience.
But most importantly, it provided a eureka moment for a whole lot of people on Twitter. Receipts:
I am MIND BLOWN right now. I had no clue that Rascal Flatts was more than one damn person. Wtf pic.twitter.com/WOFdVfhdP3— choc. (@_ThatGirlLexx) June 8, 2017
Wait.... Rascal Flatts is more then one person? pic.twitter.com/Q6zDa4Qs7P— G-Money (@TheWentzWagon11) June 8, 2017
...anybody else not know Rascal Flatts is more than one person..— lil'(Lay)Low (@calayci_coffey) June 8, 2017
(I’ve been there myself.)
Tbh always thought Rascal Flatts was one person— Varun Vishnubhatla (@varunvishnu24) June 8, 2017
Wait Rascal Flatts isn't one person???— Bobby (@Bobbymire) June 8, 2017
Tweets of this nature go back years, though the anthem resurfaced them.
"WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME RASCAL FLATTS WAS THE NAME OF A BAND AND NOT A SINGULAR PERSON"— Shawna (@PatsFanatic92) July 21, 2015
Oh. My. GOD.
since when was rascal flatts more than one person wtf— alexis rose (@goschlexii) November 3, 2016
RASCAL FLATTS ISNT ONE PERSON???'??'.#.— shay (@smileflowerhans) June 5, 2016
Anyway, here’s LeVox, the lead singer:
Tell me he couldn’t be a guy with the first name Rascal and the last name Flatts. You can’t.