The guys in Rascal Flatts remember the time they first heard their debut single ‘Prayin’ for Daylight’ on the radio. It was during a ‘Smash or Trash’ radio call-in feature. So … what was the verdict?
The song, Nail recalled, was “Memphis,” and he was driving through that very city at the time. “I had three or four family members that live in the Memphis area call me immediately.”
“I heard the first few licks of the song and I didn’t know how it would affect me. I’m not always super emotional. When I heard the first part of the song I just started bawling my eyes out.”
“There’s something magical about somebody else endorsing your music that way, believing in you like that.”
“That’s the most mind-blowing thing in the world to me. You can go out there and have a song that can touch somebody like that on the radio. That’s really cool and to be able to hear it for the first time was a special moment.”
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