Rascal Flatts wrapped a year-long celebration of their 10th anniversary year with a performance at the Grand Ole Opry on Tuesday. To top off their Opry appearance, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean presented the band with an official city proclamation for their devotion to and support in the Nashville community in the past few years.
Rascal Flatts received a standing ovation by the Opry audience after the proclamation was read. “This is such a privilege to be here tonight to thank you in person for all that you do for the community and for the children in this city,” said Mayor Dean. “Thank you so much Mayor,” remarked Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts. “We love calling Nashville home and thank everyone in this city who have helped us help the community and for being a part of our career.”
The proclamation recognizes the band for their numerous charitable endeavors and honors, many locally based in Nashville, including the Jason Foundation and the Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, where they were recently honored by the naming rights for the hospital’s only pediatric surgery center, “The Rascal Flatts Surgery Center.”