It was announced today that vocal group Rascal Flatts was chosen for a 2011 star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame by the Walk of Fame Committee of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. The band was selected from hundreds of nominations sent to the committee at a meeting held earlier this week.
“I am at such a loss for words that I can't even describe how I feel,” says lead singer Gary LeVox. “What a great honor and symbol of accomplishment. To have only wanted to make music since childhood this far exceeds any expectations I ever had. I am so humbled and grateful to God for all of his blessings and this amazing gift He's given us called music. Thanks to all who made this possible, especially our family and fans for making a dream a reality. You really can touch a star!”
“There are only a few things I can think of that are as big of an honor as receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” shared Jay DeMarcus, background vocalist and bass player. “I am so humbled, filled with gratitude and completely overcome with emotion.... I guess we've really done something afterall...”
Lead guitarist and background vocalist Joe Don Rooney said, "This is the kind of stuff you dream of growing up as a kid. Having our name on the Hollywood Walk of Fame has to be one of the coolest things that's ever happened to Rascal Flatts. I'm honored and completely humbled."
Additional 2011 musical recipients include Melissa Etheridge, Los Tigres Del Norte, the Go-Go’s, Slash, Will i Am, and Bebe & Cece Winans and posthumously Buddy Holly and Louis Prima. And more celebrities from motion pictures, television and live performance theatre were also named.
Date of the presentation for Rascal Flatts has not yet been determined and will be announced at another time.