Joe Don Rooney

Rascall Flatts lead guitarist

Joe Don Rooney plays lead guitar and sing harmony for country pop trio Rascal Flatts. Joe Don was raised in Picher, Oklahoma. His first known band, Rascal's, was formed in the early 1990s in Miami, Oklahoma with Boone Pickens and Fred Samuels, two lifelong friends. In addition to electric guitar, Rooney plays the acoustic and bass guitars, as well as mandolin. His influences include guitarists Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck.

Joe Dons first band was called Rascal's which later became known as Rascal Flatts with Justin Speer (Singer Songwriter and Bass guitarist), Jeremy Essary (Singer Songwriter and Acoustic guitarist), Colin Frayser (Drums), Jason Winnie (Rhythm Guitar), and Joe Don (Lead Guitarist and back up Harmony). Rascal Flatts has gone on to find a worldwide audience for their unique style of country pop music.

Joe plays a Category 5 Tempest.

Rascall Flatts website

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