Rascal Flatts Release ‘Riot’ Music Video
The video shows the three band members -- Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney -- singing in a boxing arena, while a story plays out of a couple struggling in their own relationship.
"This song has so many different interpretations that there were a lot of concepts to play around with," LeVox explains. "Ultimately though, this song is about fighting for love, and this video tugs at your heart strings. The story between the couple was shot beautifully; we're really pleased with it and looking forward to our fans seeing the song from this perspective."
The guys all agreed right away that "Riot" was an important inclusion on their latest record.
“It came to us after a very long day of having a bunch of song meetings over at Big Machine,” DeMarcus recalls. “We were sitting around with different [song] plugger groups. At the very end of the day, that was one of the last songs to be played. It was just Sara Haze singing with the piano. It just absolutely blew me away."
Adds Rooney, “It’s just such a cool way to say that you’d be lost without that person. Saying it completely different, which is the key to a great song — finding something that is so ordinary, but saying it differently.”
The Flatts will kick off their Riot Tour 2015 in May, with Scotty McCreery serving as a special guest. The trek starts just a few weeks after the 2015 ACM Awards, set to take place on April 19, at which the trio is nominated for Vocal Group of the Year and will also perform.
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