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
Background information
Born (1975-09-13) September 13, 1975 (age 40)
Baxter Springs, Kansas, USA
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, banjo
Years active 1992–present
Labels Lyric Street Records (1999-2010)
Big Machine Records (2010-)
Associated acts Rascal Flatts

Joseph Don Rooney aka J.D. Rooney (Born on September 13, 1975 in Baxter Springs, Kansas and raised in Picher, Oklahoma) 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.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Joe Don Rooney's first band was called Unclethumbtack 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 born May 31, 2008 and two daughters named Raquel Blue Rooney born Sept 7, 2010 and Devon Olivia Rooney born Sept 29, 2014.


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