Rascal Flatts Surprises Fans At 'Flatts Fest'
July 25, 2011 at 9:56 AM (PT)
Over 65,000 fans attended shows this weekend to see BIG MACHINE group RASCAL FLATTS including two sold-out “FLATTS FEST” dates in CINCINNATI, OH and INDIANAPOLIS, IN.
Prior to the “FLATTS FEST” show in INDIANAPOLIS at the VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATER on SATURDAY (7/23), RASCAL FLATTS members made an unannounced visit to the “Why Wait” wedding chapel and “FLATTS FEST” Karaoke Challenge during a pre-show walk through the festival grounds.
The band surprised the wedding couple, ANTHONY PAYNE and STEPHANI GIVEANS, who renewed their vows at the “Why Wait” wedding chapel, and stood by as witnesses to the ceremony. The wedding was officiated by CUMULUS Country WFMS/INDIANAPOLIS personality JIM DENNY, along with DEB HONEYCUTT as bridesmaid and KEVIN FREEMAN as the ring bearer, who are also a part of the station’s morning show.
The band also went by the Karaoke Challenge while contestant JESSI BENNETT was performing, who won the chance to perform through a pre-show contest hosted by EMMIS Country WLHK (HANK FM)/INDIANAPOLIS. Her performance was followed by RASCAL FLATTS doing a shortened karaoke version of their song “Bless The Broken Road.”
GAC’s “Headline Country” and CMT’s “Insider” was on hand. The shows will air THURSDAY, JULY 28th and SATURDAY, JULY 30th respectively. TODAY (7/25), STORME WARREN hosts his four-hour afternoon drive show on THE HIGHWAY on SIRIUSXM from 4 to 8 (ET) from “FLATTS FEST”
For additional information on RASCAL FLATTS and their tour go to www.rascalflatts.com.