After 20 years together, dozens of hits and numerous awards, Country trio Rascal Flatts is calling it quits.
The band had planned a 2020 farewell tour but the Covid pandemic put the kibosh on that; instead, they released “How They Remember You,” which has been on the Country music chart for nearly a year, peaking at #5, and is now slowly moving down.
Jay DeMarcus, the groups singer/songwriter, bassist, pianist and producer commented that the song is
is “about the kind of mark you leave behind when you leave this world: What kind of legacy do you have?”
Did you stand or did you fall?
Build a bridge or build a wall
Hide your love or give it all
Did you make ’em laugh or make ’em cry?
Did you quit or did you try?
Live your dreams or let ’em die
When it all comes down
It ain’t if, it’s how they remember you
Country music has traditionally embraced “big picture” songs about future dreams, dashed hopes, regrets and reflection, such as Tim McGraw’s 2000 release “My Next Thirty Years.”