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Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus to Host Weekly Radio Program on Big Machine Radio

June 28, 2012

Jay DeMarcus, the bassist and background vocalist for vocal group Rascal Flatts, will premiere his own radio program on Big Machine Radio on Clear Channel’s iHeartRadio premiering June 28 at 5 pm ET. “The Jay DeMarcus Show: Live From Flatts Shack” will feature special guests and stories from the road during the 60-minute weekly show.

“I’m very excited for the opportunity to have my own radio show! It’s going to be fun to have the forum to discuss whatever I want to, without two other rascals constantly interrupting me!” DeMarcus said jokingly.

In the inaugural show, DeMarcus welcomes guests Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen and hit songwriter James Slater. DeMarcus’ wife, CMT correspondent Allison DeMarcus, will join the program each week for the show’s entertainment reports.

“I’ve been trying to get Jay in front of a microphone for some time now,” notes Clay Hunnicutt, Clear Channel SVP/Programming. “His natural ability to hold court—and tell compelling stories in the process—makes him the perfect fit for a format such as this. Each week listeners will be treated to compelling content, and I for one can’t wait to hear the show each week.”

Jay DeMarcus is the bassist and background vocalist for super group Rascal Flatts. Since their career began in 2000, Rascal Flatts has sold over 21 million albums and 25 million digital downloads and placed 14 singles at #1. Rascal Flatts has earned over 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People's Choice Awards and more. Selling over 6 million concert tickets, and counting, they are easily one of the hottest-selling acts on tour in any genre and just launched their summer tour with a sold-out weekend, Farmers Insurance Presents “Changed Tour,” with Little Big Town, Eli Young Band and Edens Edge. For up to date information on the band and tour, visit www.rascalflatts.com.

iHeartRadio is Clear Channel’s best-in-class customizable digital listening service, that delivers everything listeners want in one free, fully-integrated service: instant access to more than 1,000 of the nation’s most popular live broadcast and digital-only radio stations from 150 cities, plus user-created Custom Stations inspired by favorite artists and songs.

Following its premiere each week, “The Jay DeMarcus Show: Live From The Flatts Shack” will rerun on the following days and times on Big Machine Radio. Click here for direct access to Big Machine Radio.

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