Joe Don Rooney Bio – Joe Don Rooney Wiki
Joe Don Rooney is an American musician. He was the lead guitarist and high octave harmony singer in the American country pop trio Rascal Flatts. In addition to the Electric guitar, Rooney plays the acoustic and bass guitars, as well as mandolin & banjo.
Joe Don Rooney is 46 years old.
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Joe Don Rooney has reportedly pleaded guilty to a 2021 DUI charge after he was arrested in September.
The Rascal Flatts guitarist, 46, entered his guilty plea on Wednesday, according to WKRN. He was sentenced to two days in jail, and his remaining sentence of 11 months and 27 days was suspended, The Tennessean reports.
Additionally, Rooney’s driver’s license was revoked, but he will have the opportunity to apply for a restricted driver’s license for a vehicle with a built-in breathalyzer device, according to The Tennessean.
Rooney was arrested in September after crashing his car into a tree around 4 a.m. in Franklin, Tennessee, the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to PEOPLE at the time. He was booked into Williamson County jail before being released on $2,500 bail several hours later.
In 2020, the Grammy Award winner and his bandmates canceled their farewell tour and declared they had no plans to reschedule it “for the foreseeable future.”
Lead vocalist Gary LeVox previously told PEOPLE that he’s “never been OK with the way that it ended,” adding in October: “I wasn’t happy that Joe Don quit.”
“It kind of came out of nowhere,” LeVox added. “It was like, ‘Let me try to wrap my head around this.’ And then I certainly wasn’t OK with the pandemic, which canceled everything. I hate the way that it ended. I hate that we didn’t get to do this farewell tour. I can’t stand the fact that it just feels there’s no closure with something that we’ve been so blessed with. That will always be in my heart.”