Fact: Country trio Rascal Flatts has been recruited as the opening act for the Rolling Stones at their upcoming concert in Indianapolis, Indiana on America's Independence Day on 4 July (15). Another country act, Brad Paisley, is also set to take the stage at the LP Field venue in Nashville, Tennessee on 17 June (15) for the Rolling Stones' Zip Code tour.
Fact: Two Rascal Flatts bandmates have put their lavish Tennessee homes on the market - guitarist Joe Don Rooney is selling off his four-bedroom pad, complete with an elevator and beauty salon, for $1.68 million (£1.05 million), while bassist Jay DeMarcus is asking for $1.6 million (£1 million) for his countryside estate, which features a media lounge and recording studio, according to People magazine.
Fact: Country music trio Rascal Flatts are to be honoured with the 2,480th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Songwriter and composer David Foster will induct the group next week (17Sep12).
Fact: Movie star and former Oscars host Steve Martin will perform with Rascal Flatts at the 47th annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas this weekend (01Apr12). Martin will showcase the banjo on a unique collaboration with the trio during a performance of its new single Banjo.
Quote: "A new mother once asked us to autograph her newborn's head with a sharpie (pen)." Rascal Flatts rocker GARY LEVOX recalls one of the more bizarre requests made by fans of the country group.
Fact: Country music trio Rascal Flatts donated their $817,000 (GBP453,900) proceeds from a sold-out Friday night (22SEP06) concert in Nashville, Tennessee to the Monroe Carell Jr Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University. The concert marks the largest fundraising event ever for the hospital.
Fact: Soulful Brian McKnight is adding a country flavour to his new album 10 by recording a duet with trio Rascal Flatts. MCKnight has recorded patriotic tune RED, WHITE + Blue with the group for his first album since leaving Motown Records. Other guests on the album include JILL SCOTT.
Fact: <p>Country act Rascal Flatts have made Billboard magazine history by becoming the first group to be named the music industry paper's Country Artist of the Year. It's the first time a group has been named in that category in the award's 13-year history. </p>