Rascal Flatts Celebrate 13th No. 1 Hit - Songwriter Interview
Rascal Flatts celebrated their 13th No. 1 hit, "I Won't Let Go" with a bash at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville, and Yallwire cameras were there to catch the acceptance speeches from members of the super group.
Songwriter Jason Sellers, who was personally celebrating his own No. 1 hit for the second time (after Jason Aldean & Kelly Clarkson's hit "Don't You Wanna Stay"), took a few minutes to talk with host Stephanie Langston about the song. Jason - who has a strong religious background and was raised singing gospel music with his family - shares that he really likes the "Christian undertones" of the song. "The uplifting element of the lyric is what means most to me," he says. "I tried to write it that way...to where it was more inspirational. It's like a hymn, you know."
Jason also claims that while there is no specific "character" in the tune, he always tries to write through his own experiences in hopes for listeners to connect the lyrics with their own story.
Thanking songwriters Jason and Stephen Robson, Rascal Flatts' Gary LeVox shares how grateful he is to hear from fans who have been touched by the song. "The sign of a great song is just what it means to so many people. You've written something that has touched hearts in ways they didn't even know they could be touched," the frontman says while congratulating the songwriter duo.
Showing appreciation for everyone at the celebration, bassist Jay DeMarcus says, "We feel like we've been able - through God's help - to surround ourselves with some amazing team players and amazing team members, so thank you for hanging in there with us. We're gettitng it dialed in and we feel like we're reinvigorated and we've got more energy and more passion for our music than we have had in a long, long time...let's make it another great ten years!"
To hear more from Jason Stellar and the message behind Rascal Flatts' No. 1 hit "I Won't Let Go," check out this interview from their celebration in Nashville!