Rascal Flatts Joins Toby Keith's "Unleashed" Tour

NASHVILLE - (August 16, 2002) Rascal Flatts joined Toby Keith`s "Unleashed" tour last night in Louisville, Kentucky to a near capacity crowd as the kickoff show of the Kentucky State Fair at Freedom Hall.

Their participation in the tour will run through the spring of 2003.

John L Smith, the head football coach at the University of Louisville, and his wife joined Gary, Jay and Joe Don on their tour bus after the show. Smith praised Jay and Joe Don for their musicianship and harmonies and the incredible show. As he made his way through the front lounge area to Gary, he shook his hand and said, "now here`s my quarterback," exclaiming how well they all worked together vocally and as crowd pleasers.

And in a continuing effort to please the tour crowds, and their fans, last night Rascal Flatts launched their commitment to sign autographs for anyone at the concerts upon the close of Toby`s show for the remainder of the tour.

Nashville Narc is reporting that Toby Keith and Trace Adkins will be touring together and that Darius Rucker will be joining Rascal Flatts out on tour. Although not all dates have been confirmed, Narc has compiled a list of dates as well.