Jay DeMarcus, former bassist of nation band Rascal Flatts, remains to be reeling from the cut up, which was not a part of the plan.
The band, which consisted of singer Gary LeVox, 52, and guitarist Joe Don Rooney, 47, alongside DeMarcus, 52, bid farewell in 2020, having launched 10 studio albums between 2000 and 2017.
DeMarcus appeared on Savannah Chrisley’s podcast Unlocked with Savannah the place he touched up on the band’s breakup.
He shared that that they had “an incredible run” however they have been all “burnt out” by the tip of it.
DeMarcus recalled that each time they’d do a report, they’d do the press and the tour and this went on continuous. DeMarcus added that in the event that they cared for his or her psychological well being in between. The band would nonetheless be collectively.
“For us the factor that occurred is we burnt the candle at each ends for thus lengthy,” he defined.
“It was a endless cycle and it did work, however it’s arduous to place the machine down or put the brakes on when all the pieces is cruising alongside and going full-speed forward. For us, we should always have taken a break in some unspecified time in the future, only a yr off to sort of accumulate ourselves, hit the reset button.”
By the point Rascal Flatts was getting ready for his or her farewell tour, DeMarcus stated they’d reached the “level of exhaustion,” and needed to begin specializing in different issues after greater than 20 years collectively.
“In lots of methods, I really feel like I’m nonetheless mourning the lack of the Flatts, despite the fact that there wasn’t an official breakup. Most of my grownup life, it’s all that I’ve identified,” he continued. “To have that stripped away from you, not by yourself phrases, was a really painful factor. And to not have identified in March the seventh of 2020 once we have been in New Jersey doing our final present that that was the final time the three of us can be on stage collectively makes me actually unhappy to consider. To not have had time to offer it its correct goodbye and to essentially savour these moments…”