Rascal Flatts inadvertantly kicks off Ohio legislature controversy

It started out as a nice gesture: An Ohio state senator, at the suggestion of a constituent, introduced a bill to make Rascal Flatts the “official country music group” of the Buckeye State, the home state of lead singer Gary LeVox and Jay DeMarcus.

But then other committee members, from both sides of the aisle, suggested other Ohio country artists who could be honored.

“It seems to be that naming [Rascal Flatts] as the official country acts of the state of Ohio does so perhaps to the exclusion of others that are worth considering,” said Sen. Frank LaRose, who added that he does have a great deal of respect for Rascal Flatts.
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