Intimate set gave fans a chance to see country star up close and personal
Rascal Flatts frontman Gary LeVox has fans right where he wants them…in the palm of his hand. The country star brought his solo Get Down Like That Tour to Los Angeles on Monday night (May 22nd) where he performed an intimate 100 minute set at The Troubadour. LeVox called the show a “bucket list” item as he headlined the iconic rock club for the first time.
LeVox kicked the 13th show of the trek off with “Fast Cars and Freedom,” a song he, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney took to No. 1 in 2005. Most of the set list revolved around the group’s chart toppers and well-known hits, including their debut single, “Prayin’ For Daylight,” which had a nearly unrecognizable start and ending that were more bluesy and sultry than its studio counterpart.
The lone solo track of the night, the nearly year-old “Get Down Like That,” has wide appeal and the audience loved it. The banjo-fronted uptempo rapid-fire track is a welcome addition to a classic catalogue that includes “What Hurst The Most,” “Me And My Gang,” and “Summer Nights,” all songs that were performed.
LeVox pranced the stage as he embraced the audience which sang every word. He exchanged playful banter with the audience, even honoring one’s request that he sing the “Taco Bell Song” he shared on TikTok.
“It’s not ready/My food at Taco Bell is not ready/I’m starvin’/Please hurry/I am starving to death/Can’t you hear me…” he sings jokingly while waiting at a drive through window.
Several special guests appeared on stage, including Brian McKnight, Jr., who joined for a duet version of “What Hurts The Most.” The night was bookended with two unexpected classic rock covers that LeVox nailed to much delight. Those wanting to see a tracked pop show would be highly disappointed as there were minimal amounts as the live band rocked the stage all set long.
After 20 years as frontman to one of the most influential groups in country history, LeVox continues his musical legacy as a solo artist. The beloved star released his solo debut One On One in 2021, including inspirational anthems like “The Distance” and heartfelt collabs with Breland, MercyMe, Jonathan McReynolds and his own daughter, Brittany. Other solo projects have included the irrepressible “We Got Fight,” featured as the coveted end credit in Netflix’s film The Ice Road, and another faith-forward gem titled “Working On Sunday,” but “Get Down Like That” is new territory and fits excentionally well in the country category.
We spoke with LeVox ahead of the concert who teases additional new solo music is on the way, along with a big collaboration. Fans can tune into The Music Universe Podcast on May 26th to see what LeVox says.