Did you see Rascal Flatts on The ACM Awards show on Sunday night (April 6, 2014). I thought looked great, and I thought they sounded great. And I don’t usually think that when I see a group singing live on television. There’s usually some kind of problem with the sound, or they can’t hear, or they seem to be a little off key to me. I don’t just mean this group, I mean nearly every singer who does a live televised performance in a large venue. We found out the next day that the reason that performance sounded as good as it did on the recording, is because that was the recording.
The next day, the group posted the following on Twitter: “After having performed several shows earlier in the week, Gary lost his voice. So, instead of canceling our commitment to do the show, we made a last minute decision to lip-sync. We’ve never done it before, and we’re obviously not very good at it. We look forward to singing live again in the very near future!”
I don’t know how other fans feel about lip-syncing on television, but I don’t have a problem with it. I’m watching a show, I’m SEEING my favorite artists, I’m HEARING my favorite artists (whether it’s live or recorded), and I didn’t have to buy a ticket to see and hear them. I’m watching television. It’s not like they are standing in front of my on a stage. I don’t care if they lip-sync while singing at performances on televised sporting events, either. There’s always so much fussing (and guessing) about artists at the half-time show at the Super Bowl. But, I don’t care. I just like seeing them on television.
However, when I buy a ticket to a show, and I’m sitting in the audience, watching my favorite artists on the stage. I would like to hear them singing – for real. I go to a lot of concerts (including Rascal Flatts). I am pretty sure I’ve been to one where anyone was lip-syncing.
Now that we got all that out of the way – the whole purpose of this article is to tell you about the Rewind Tour 2014, which begins in Laughun, Nevada, on April 12. The tour ends up on September 20, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They will be all over the U.S. and Canada during the next five months, and you can get their schedule on their web site, by clicking here.
In addition to their web site, be sure to visit their Facebook page. You can follow them on Twitter, too, @RascalFlatts, @JoeDonRooney, and @JayDeMarcus. If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we’d love to have you! We are @countryschatter.
Going out to enjoy the sunshine! Back with more soon!