rascal flatts · joe don rooney bio


Full Name: Joe Don Rooney
Nickname: N/A
Birthday: September 13, 1975
Birth Place: Baxter Springs, Kansas
Height: 6' 2"
Hair Color: Blonde-Brown
Eye Color: Green

• Instruments Played: Electric, acoustic, mandolin and bass guitar
• Favorite Sport: Basketball and golf-it's a tie!
• First Musical Performance: At churdh with my mother, father and sister Kelly
• First Song Ever Full Learned: Freight Train, Freight Train
• First Paying Music Job: A Christmas party in high school
• First Paying Non Music Job: Oklahoma Ice House
• Goals: To stay as excited as I am now-about music and my career-for the rest of my life
• I Never Leave Home Without....: My golf clubs and guitar picks
• Awards/Nominations and Honors: I made it through high school-my personal honor-college and performed for International Phi Theta Kappa in Washington D.C.
• Other Professional Credits: I'd like to produce one day
• Influences: Music..Vince Gill, Chet Atkins, Stevie ay Vaughn, Steve Wariner, Merle Haggard, Steve Gaines. Truthfulness and honesty- my father. On God and life- my mother. On music-all of my family members
• Hobbies and Collections: Score cards from a ton of golf courses
• Favorite Songs You've Written: 1/2 That Makes Me Whole and How Do You Feel
• Favorite Songs Written By Others: The Dance (Garth Brooks) and Colder Than Winter (Vince Gill)
• Favorite Singers: Vince Gill, Martina McBride and Diamond Rio
• Favorite Songwriters: Merle Haggard and Kim Williams
• Favorite Books: Where The Red Fern Grows
• Favorite Movie: Sommersby
• Favorite Actor & Actress: Kevin Spacey and Jodie Foster
• Favorite Food & Drink: Cheese pizza and water
• Favorite Snack: Dried fruit
• Favorite Ice Cream: Butter Pecan
• Favorite Sports Teams: Kansas City Royals and the Tennessee Titans (but I've loved the Dallas Cowboys ever since I was a child)
• Favorite Tennis Shoes: Reebok
• Favorite Restaurant: Ichiban Japanese Restaurant in Nashville (sushi)
• Favorite Place: Ireland (someday I'll visit)
• Favorite Color: Emerald green
• Pet Peeve: Low volume music (has to be loud!)