Rascal Flatts Reaching Out to Gay Fans with New Track?


Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, and Joe Don Rooney, the trio who make up the country pop band Rascal Flatts, released a new single today called "Love Who You Love" which some of their fans are interpreting as an anthem of acceptance and love for their gay fans because of its non-gender-specific lyrics. The band is welcoming that interpretation.

LeVox tells CMT: "We actually have some gay people that work with us, and we have a lot of friends that are gay, too, and I know that this song has inspired them. I know that coming out was tough on their parents and on them and the whole entire family. For a long time, some of them didn’t get to hear ‘I love you’ from their dads or be accepted in that way. It’s helped a lot of our friends."

Guitarist Rooney adds: “That’s what’s cool about our music. You can interpret (it like) that. If you get that — it’s perfect. If you are someone who’s gay or someone who’s straight, you still feel something from the song, and that’s what we want.”

Said DeMarcus, who plays bass: “We don’t judge anybody’s lives."

Listen to the track (YouTube while it lasts), AFTER THE JUMP...

"Love Who You Love" Rascal Flatts - Love Who You Love - Single

Posted March 24, 2009 at 9:06am ETC by Andy Towle
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