Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, LeVox made a name for himself as the lead singer in the multi-platinum-selling country-pop group Rascal Flatts. He has loved music ever since he can remember and fondly recalls Saturday nights at his grandparents’ house when they all use to sing hymns together.
Gary was working for the Franklin County (OH) Board of Developmental Disabilities when he decided to give Nashville a shot one night while sitting in his mom’s kitchen and feeling God’s presence before him. Right then and there he quit the job he had had for 10 years and sold everything on a true leap of faith. He knew he had been given a gift, and right then and there he decided it was time to try and use it. Two minutes after he drove into town, he was in a Nashville studio singing backgrounds on Michael English’s gospel record. Soon thereafter, Rascal Flatts was born, and now more than two decades later, that gift keeps on giving.
Since their founding in 2000 and subsequent breakout with the Top 5 hit, “Prayin’ for Daylight,” the band went on to infuse country’s traditional mainstream with smooth-pop textures, arena-rocking energy and faithful positivity, impacting countless fans and fellow artists along the way. They racked up 17 Number One hits, over 23.4 million albums sold, 35 million digital downloads, 2.2 billion streams worldwide and 4.4 billion streams solely on Pandora, while also selling over 11 million concert tickets and earning more than 40 trophies from the ACA, ACM, AMA, CMA, People’s Choice and more, making them the most awarded country group of the past decade.
LeVox has been married to Tara Vernon since 1999. He says it was love at first sight when they met backstage at a gospel festival concert. “I knew at that moment that I was looking at my future wife,” he said in a 2011 interview. “It was the weirdest thing ever.” They now have two daughters together, Brittany and Brooklyn.
LeVox is a devout family man, outdoorsman and man of God. When he is not performing, he spends as much time with his family and in the outdoors as he can, and God is an ever-present force in the life of the blue-eyed tenor. Another passion for LeVox is supporting and rooting hard for The Ohio State Buckeyes.