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NASHVILLE, TN (April 30, 2021) – Gary LeVox, most well-known and beloved as lead singer of Rascal Flatts, announced official details for his upcoming debut solo collection today revealing that he will release ONE ON ONE on May 21 via Big Machine Records. The five-track Christian collection sees LeVox embracing a new phase of his musical journey as he fuses two of his biggest passions – music and faith, and is available to pre-order now here.
Ahead of the forthcoming full collection, LeVox shared another track from the set, releasing “A Little Love” (featuring MercyMe), available to listen here. LeVox and MercyMe mix California pop and sunny spirituality as the optimistic jam offers plenty of reasons to smile, while the pair reverse roles and verses on MercyMe’s upcoming album, inhale (exhale). The new track follows the release of the collection’s “uplifting” (Billboard) first offering, “The Distance.”
With multiple compelling collaborations throughout ONE ON ONE, LeVox leaned on his “congregation” to explore his new purpose. GRAMMY®-winning Gospel talent Jonathan McReynolds offers a testimony of gratitude for “Never Forget,” and LeVox’s daughter Brittany joins the family business on “While I Wait,” a steadfast promise of spiritual commitment. Then, with the reflective “All I See,” Country-rap firebrand BRELAND helps the superstar keep his eyes on the ultimate prize.
“One On One is my passion project and I have wanted to do this body of work for as long as I can remember,” explains LeVox. “I feel so honored to get to collaborate with such greatness throughout this project. BRELAND is a dream to work and sing with, as is the iconic MercyMe. Jonathon McReynolds, one of the greatest singers of our time and my dear friend, wrote a perfect song for us. And for my daughter Brittany and I to get to sing a song that Tauren Wells help craft just completed the collection. I couldn’t be prouder of this project, and the songs that we recorded. This is gonna be an amazing new season and I just hope everybody enjoys it as much as we did making it.”
ONE ON ONE Official Track List:
1. “A Little Love (featuring MercyMe)” | Bart Millard, Jordan Mohilowski, Ethan Hulse, Jess Cates
2. “Never Forget (featuring Jonathan McReynolds)” | Jonathan McReynolds
3. “While I Wait (featuring Brittany LeVox)” | Ethan Hulse, Colby Wedgeworth, Tauren Wells
4. “All I See (featuring BRELAND)” | Gary LeVox, Daniel Breland, Matthew McVaney
5. “The Distance” | Gary LeVox, Josh Hoge, Matthew McVaney
After 20 years as front man to one of the most influential groups in country history, Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox is embarking on a solo chapter that combines two of his biggest passions – music and faith. With his debut song, “The Distance,” the Ohio native unveils the empowering first taste of that mission, delivering an epic expression of the power of belief that’s tailor made for the COVID-19 era. Grounded in the Flatts legacy, but clearly existing on a different sonic plane, the track features an exhilarating mix of LeVox’s stratospheric vocals and high-energy instrumentation, encouraging fans of both Country and contemporary Christian music to never give up – and it’s a message he knows by heart. Along with bandmates Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney, LeVox founded Rascal Flatts in 2000, and they went on to enjoy one of the most successful careers in modern country music. Infusing the genre’s traditional sound with massive pop hooks, rock showmanship and faithful positivity, they scored 17 No. 1 singles and sold over 23 million albums, while also selling more than 11 million concert tickets and earning 40+ awards-show trophies – making them the most awarded country group of the last decade. The group celebrated its farewell with TWENTY YEARS OF RASCAL FLATTS: THE GREATEST HITS in 2020, as well as a sentimental radio hit together with the reflective “How They Remember You” and LeVox will continue to pursue a career as a solo artist.