Touching Interview with Gary LeVox of Rascal Flatts Ahead of His French Lick, Indiana Concert
Gary LeVox will be performing at the French Lick Resort this Saturday, and Travis Sams had a dream come true for him with this interview in a way that you won't believe.
Gary LeVox, the frontman of the iconic band, Rascal Flatts has embarked on a solo career after 20 years with the band. LeVox recently released his first solo country single “Get Down Like That”, and plans to release more new music this year and continue to hit the road touring bringing his songs and legendary voice to all of his fans. In fact, Gary LeVox will be coming to the French Lick Resort this Saturday, October 28th. Tickets are still available online by clicking here.
So, here's the thing...
Rascal Flatts has played a very special role in my life. In high school, they were all that my friend Matt and I used to listen to. We knew every song by heart, even the harmonies. Matt always said that the dream is for us to one day sing on stage with Rascal Flatts at the Grand Ole Opry. Sadly, Matt passed away in 2006, and his passing gave me all the motivation that I needed to live out the dreams we shared in the world of country music. Oh, and he's been there every step of the way in one way or another. Here we are singing on stage together in 2005, Matt front and center.
When I first started with WKDQ, the first song that was ever scheduled for me to play was "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts. That song was Matt's favorite song before his passing. Even some of the lyrics are used in his headstone.
Fast forward a few months later, I take my first trip to the Grand Ole Opry with WKDQ. The legendary Charlie Daniels and Rascal Flatts were scheduled to play the show that night. As I was standing on the side of the stage watching and singing along to Charlie Daniels playing “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” The next thing I knew, I turned to my right and there was Rascal Flatts singing along too. In a way, I sang on stage with them at the Grand Ole Opry. Even got to meet them after their set. I even got to meet Gary LeVox after the set and we had a fun conversation about Ohio State Football.
That brings me to the interview that I had with Gary LeVox today. We talked about his new solo career, some memorable songs, what you can expect from his show this Saturday, and even an old roommate of his who you might know as Jamie Foxx. However, before that, I wanted to take the time to thank him for his music because it played such a big role in Matt and I's life. I thanked him for the memories I had with my friend because of his music and to this day listening to his songs makes me feel closer to Matt. What he said to me next was something that I never would have imagined. A true dream come true. Take a listen to the interview for yourself.
Gary LeVox just invited me to sing Matt's favorite song, "My Wish" on stage with him this Saturday in French Lick. I'd be lying if I said that I didn't cry tears of joy. Here's the kicker, the show this Saturday comes one day after what would have been Matt's 34th birthday. I'm beside myself right now, but come Saturday, I'll be beside Gary LeVox on stage...and I am sure that Matt will be right there next to me.
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