Joe Don Rooney

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Joe Don Rooney
Rooney at a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2012
Rooney at a ceremony to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2012
Background information
Born (1975-09-13) September 13, 1975 (age 44)
Baxter Springs, Kansas, U.S.
OriginPicher, Oklahoma
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • bass guitar
  • mandolin
  • banjo
Years active1992–present
LabelsLyric Street, Big Machine
Associated actsRascal Flatts

Joe Don Rooney a.k.a. J.D. Rooney (Born on September 13, 1975) is an American musician and the lead guitarist and high octave harmony singer in the American country pop trio Rascal Flatts.

In addition to the Electric guitar, Rooney plays the acoustic and bass guitars, as well as mandolin & banjo. His influences include guitarists Chet Atkins, Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck.

Personal life[edit]

Joe Don Rooney's first band formed in 1992 under the name Unclethumbtack. In addition to Rooney playing lead guitar and singing backup harmony, this band included Gregory Fitzgibbon (Singer-Songwriter and Bass guitarist), Erin Fitzgibbon (Singer-Songwriter and Acoustic guitarist), Colin Frayser (Drums), and Jason Winnie (Rhythm Guitar). 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 Tiffany Fallon on April 23, 2006. She was Miss Georgia USA in 2001 and 2nd runner-up for the Miss USA 2001 competition. She was also the 2005 Playmate of the Year. 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 three children: son Jagger Donovan Rooney (born May 31, 2008) and daughters Raquel Blue Rooney (born September 7, 2010) and Devon Olivia Rooney (born September 25, 2014).

In 2016 Joe Don signed Dylan Brady to an artist development deal. Together Dylan and Rooney produced Dylan's first single, "Shifting Gears," which was released in August 2018. In 2019 Rooney would go on to produce Brady's singles “Over Us” and “I Hate California.”[1]



  1. ^ "Dylan Brady's Tourette Syndrome Advocacy Leads to Rascal Flatts' Joe Don Rooney Co-Producing Single 'Over Us'". Country Music. Retrieved 2019-08-23.

External links[edit]