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Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus To Host Inaugural Innovation In Music Awards

The Innovation in Music Awards is proud to announce the host for the inaugural award ceremony to be Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus. The night, designed to celebrate those in the music industry who have helped champion new talent and innovation, will be held on Tuesday, June 6th at the Westin Hotel in Nashville.

Recognizing a number of industry leaders who are distinguished in the discovery and innovative strategy of driving forward the direction of today’s music landscape, the ceremony will consist of acceptance speeches from the evening’s honorees, musical performances, and a short-form talk from an industry representative considered to be a bright, forward-thinker.

For a a list of IMA honorees, please visit here.

Jay DeMarcus is the bassist, pianist, harmony vocalist, songwriter and producer of superstar country music trio Rascal Flatts. DeMarcus also has a thriving career as a producer, working with such acts as, the legendary band Chicago, Ronnie Dunn, Kix Brooks, Shenandoah, Reba and more.

He’s also taken to the producer’s chair for Rascal Flatts’ latest work, including “Back To Us”, “Rewind” and ” The Greatest Gift Of All.” DeMarcus also enjoys acting, appearing in several TV shows, including: ‘Yes, Dear’, ‘CSI’, ‘Drop Dead Diva’, and ‘Nashville’.  He’s also been in several movies, ‘A Country Christmas’, ‘Hannah Montana: The Movie’, ‘Butterfly Caught’ and many others.

A force to be reckoned with in any genre, Rascal Flatts are currently gearing up for the release of their tenth studio album, “Back To Us” (Available ‪May 19th on Big Machine Records) which comes hot on the heels of the success of their 16th No. 1 hit “I Like The Sound Of That.” Taken from their upcoming album BACK TO US, the trio’s current single “Yours If You Want It” continues to race up the charts, heralded by USA Today as a “sure-fire smash”.

As the best-selling country vocal group of the past decade, ‪Rascal Flatts has sold over 23.4 million albums, over 33.7 million digital downloads worldwide, as well as earning over 40 trophies from the ACA, ACM, AMA, CMA, People’s Choice and more, also making them the most awarded country group of the past decade.

To pre-order “Back To Us” and more, visit


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