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Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox recently took a trip down memory lane and shared old concert footage with the music sensation Taylor Swift. That “Fearless” The singer surprised Swifties with the country trio during her Red Tour in 2013.
During a stop in Nashville, the platinum-selling ensemble came out to perform their 2006 smash single, “What hurts the most.”
“Nashville, what if I told you Rascal Flatts is here,” Swift told the raucous crowd. “And now, if you’re as excited about this as I am, you take everything you’ve got that lights up and put it in the air and sing with us – turn it on.”
Swift jumped into the catchy chorus with confidence, flawlessly blending her soaring pipes with their signature sound. While many fans gave their chill-inducing harmonies a thunderous round of applause, others sang along loud and proud.
@garylevoxofficial I still remember when @Taylor Swift was just starting out and watching her grow into the woman she is today has been so cool to watch. #Fbf for the Red Tour in Nashville! #what hurts the most #rascalflats #taylorswift ♬ What Hurts Most – Rascal Flatts
“What hurts the most | Being so close | And having so much to say (a lot to say) | And watching you walk away | And never knowing What could have been | And not seeing that love in you Is that what I tried to do Oh,” they belted.
LeVox recalled the powerful moment in the caption, pointing out Swift’s remarkable rise to fame.
“I still remember when @TaylorSwift was just starting out and watching her grow into the woman she is today has been so cool to watch. #Fbf to the Red Tour in Nashville,” he captioned the video.
The impromptu performance served as a full-circle moment for Swift, as it wasn’t the first time she’s teamed up with Rascal Flatts. The country-pop singer promoted her self-titled debut album at Rascal Flatts’ Me and my gang trip in 2006 and was direct support on their 2008 Still Feels Good Tour.
The throwback clip instantly got 744.1K views and 148.9K likes on TikTok alone. Lucky fans in attendance that night ran to the comments to share special memories and to praise the unforgettable performance.
“I had floor seats at that concert and you were all amazing,” said one follower. “Being in the pit at this moment was the best moment of my life tbh,” shared another. “‘Walk away’ riff was next level bridge, SO clean,” added the singer-songwriter Dylan Brady.
The viral video encouraged listeners to push LeVox for a Rascal Flatts reunion. The country crooner has not responded to the overflowing requests. However, reunion rumors have been swirling ever since Jay DeMarcus’ Wife opened up to Allison about the unexpected breakup and hinted at a potential comeback collaboration.
The award-winning group consisting of DeMarcus, LeVox and Joe Don Rooney had plans to hit the field in 2020 on their Rascal Flatts: Life Is a Highway Tour as their last hurray. Due to the global health crisis, the trio had to pump their breaks. When the CDC gave live music the green light to make a comeback, Rascal Flatts didn’t pick up where they left off.
“I think COVID was really what caused the band to cancel their farewell tour and ultimately go their separate ways,” Allison shared Fox News Digital. “I think the band will be back together because they’re all still friends and partners in business and they’ve had such a strong run for such a long time,” she added.
Since the unexpected split, LeVox hasn’t thought twice about pursuing a solo career. The 51-year-old released “The distance,” “Works on Sunday,” and dropped a five-song EP. The hitmaker is currently on his first independent tour, and on August 19 he will release his new single, “Get Down Like That.”
As country music fans remain hopeful and anxiously await the legendary band’s reunion for one last time, they can see LeVox on tour. Tickets can be purchased, here.