Joe Don Rooney
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|Joe Don Rooney|
Rooney at a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2012
September 13, 1975 |
Baxter Springs, Kansas, USA
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, banjo|
|Labels||Lyric Street Records (1999-2010)
Big Machine Records (2010-)
|Associated acts||Rascal Flatts|
Joe Don Rooney aka J.D. Rooney was (Born on September 13, 1975 in Baxter Springs, Kansas) and raised in Picher, Oklahoma. Joe Don Rooney is an American musician and the lead guitarist and high octave harmony singer in the American country pop trio Rascal Flatts.
Joe Don Rooney's first band was called Uncle Thumbtak formed in 1992 with Gregory Fitzgibbon (Singer-Songwriter and Bass guitarist), Erin Fitzgibbon (Singer-Songwriter and Acoustic guitarist), Colin Frayser (Drums) and Jason Winnie (Rhythm Guitar) and Joe Don (Lead Guitarist and back up Harmony). Joe Don frequently jammed with family member musicians Justin Speer, Tracy Conder, and Jeramy Essary (to whom he later dedicated "I'm Moving On")
Joe Don married former beauty queen -- Miss Georgia USA 2001 and Miss USA 2001 2nd Runner-Up and 2005 Playmate of the Year Tiffany Fallon on April 23, 2006. The couple was featured in the Playboy Cyber Club's celebrity photographer section, with the nude pictorial of Fallon being shot by Joe Don himself. The couple have a son named Jagger Donovan Rooney, and a daughter named Raquel Blue.
- "Rascal Flatts singer-guitarist Joe Don Rooney, 31, and his wife, 2005 Playmate of the Year Tiffany Fallon, 34, have welcomed their first child.". Celebrity-babies.com. Retrieved 2012-07-08.