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Rascal Flatts Announce New EP 'How They Remember You'

Joe Don Rooney, from left, Jay DeMarcus, and Gary LeVox, of Rascal Flatts, arrive at the CMT Music Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Al Wagner)

Rascal Flatts members Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney have announced they'll release their new EP How they Remember You on July 31. The seven song project includes six previously unreleased tracks and a cover of Kenny Rogers' song "Through the Years."

The announement comes a few months after the trio announced their farewell tour in conjunction with their 20th anniversary. On May 19, the trio announced that the Rascal Flatts Farewell: Life is a Highway Tour has been canceled due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

"After a lot of difficult conversations that we never thought we would be having, we have decided that in the interest of the safety of everyone involved we will not be moving forward with our Farewell Tour," the trio wrote on social media. "2020 is still an important year for us as a band and a milestone we want to celebrate with our fans, so please stay tuned for some fun surprises coming your way soon!"

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When Rascal Flatts announced their farewell tour, the group reflected on their 20 years together.

"When we started out 20 years ago, we could not imagine all of the people, places and gifts we would encounter,"  LeVox said in a January press release. "The greatest feeling ever, is being told that our music has been the soundtrack to their lives. What greater gift can an artist receive than to be told 'I got married to "Bless The Broken Road,"' or 'We played "My Wish" at my graduation.' That '"What Hurts The Most" is the song that made me love country music for the first time,' or '"I'm Movin' On" helped me get sober' or even that '"Changed" made me call my family again after not talking to them for years.' That's why we create music and the reason we can't wait to celebrate this incredible 20 year journey all year, with our fans who we love dearly. I don't know what God has in store for the future, but I am excited to see what he has planned!"

Rascal Flatts' 20 year run in country music includes 14 chart-topping hits, spanning from 2002's "These Days" to 2017's "Yours If You Want It."

"We're really looking forward to getting to spend this entire year loving on our fans, and thanking them for allowing us to have the most amazing career over the last 20 years," Jay DeMarcus said in a press release. "While it is of course bittersweet, it is so important to us to celebrate what our music has meant to their lives, as well as what the fans have meant to us. There is no sadness here, just new chapters, new journeys and new beginnings. Rascal Flatts' music will live on forever, because of our fans, and this year is all about them!"

"Dreams do come true...and we are three walking examples of this truth," Joe Don Rooney continues. "I'm most proud of the fact that we've pursued our dreams together and with courage, hard-work and dedication we've been able to cultivate our dreams into reality, it's simply incredible! There's no doubt we have been blessed way beyond belief and we can't wait to spend the rest of 2020 expressing our love and appreciation to all of our devoted fans, music industry friends and our families for believing in us and playing a major role in our path to here. And, I personally can't wait to shine a light on my brothers Jay and Gary this year, and make another mountain of new memories with them."

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