Joe Don Rooney also known as J.D. Rooney is an American musician, lead guitarist and harmony singer born on September 13, 1975, in Baxter Springs, Kansas. Joe was raised in Picher, Oklahoma and is best known as the high octave harmony singer and lead guitarist in the pop trio Rascal Flatts.Â Joe Don married former beauty queen Tiffany Fallon on April 23, 2006. She was Miss Georgia USA in 2001 and 2nd runner-up for the Miss USA 2001 competition. She was also the 2005 Playmate of the Year. 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 has three children: son Jagger Donovan Rooney (born May 31, 2008) and daughters Raquel Blue Rooney (Sept 7, 2010) and Devon Olivia Rooney (Sept 29, 2014). He has estimated net worth of $50 million.
He is the second born in a family of 3 children but his parents divorced at a time when his little brother had just been born. Joe had a cousin brother who greatly influenced him to have an interest in music.
Joe Don Rooney quick facts
Full name: Joe Don Rooney
Nickname: J.D. Rooney
Birth date: September 13, 1975
Birth place: Baxter Springs, Kansas of United States
Spouse: Tiffany Fallon
Children: Raquel Blue Rooney, Jagger Donovan Rooney, Devon Olivia
Profession: Guitarist, singer, musician
Let us look at some great interesting facts in regards to Joe Don Rooney
Rooney’s first band
In 1992, Joe Don Rooney formed his first band with the name Unclethumbtack. He played the lead guitarist as well as singing backup harmony. The bandâs other members included the following: Â Gregory Fitzgibbon as the bass guitarist, Erin Fitzgibbon as the Acoustic guitarist, Colin Frayser played drums and finally Jason Winnie who did Rhythm Guitar.
Rooney is best known as the lead guitarist for the country group Rascal Flatts
Besides his first band UncleThumbtack which he formed with his friends, Rooney founded another band by the name Rascal Flatts in 1999. In this band, Rooney is the lead guitarist and also the harmony singer. Rascal Flatts has been a great success having released 9 albums and managed to hit the Top 20 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart with their 26 singles. Rooneyâs group has also won countless awards for their hit songs My Wish, Bless the Broken Road and what hurts the most. To top it all, Rascal Flatt’s band received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.
Joe Don is also an actor
Joe as an actor has appeared in Hannah Montana: The Movie in 2009. He has also showcased his acting skills in the movie CMA Country Christmas in 2011 and Lennon or McCartney in 2014.
Joe Don is married to former beauty queen Tiffany Fallon
On April 23, 2006, Joe Don married former beauty queen Tiffany Fallon. Joeâs wife Tiffany was Miss Georgia USA in the year 2001 and was ranked 2nd runner-up for the Miss USA in 2001. This beautiful couple was featured in the Playboy Cyber Club’s celebrity photographer section where Joe shot his wifeâs nude pictorial. Joe and Tiffany are blessed with three children Jagger Donovan Rooney, Raquel Blue Rooney and Devon Olivia Rooney.
His hometown was affected by Twister devastating tornado
When he was 19 years, Joe Don Rooney left his home in Picher for Nashville, Tenn. However when he returned to his hometown sometime later his house where he grew up in was no more. His hometown had been affected by twister a devastating tornado which destroyed all homes basically demolishing them. This was a major blow to the country singer because there were people who had died while many others suffered major injuries.
Joe loves to play golf
Joe has been quoted as saying his second passion is golf the first being singing. He said that if he was not a singer he would definitely be an amateur golfer. Two things that Joe never leaves home without are guitar picks and his golf clubs. Interestingly Joe and his son got signed by a golf fashion line for Slingo Wear to showcase their golf fashion wear.
Joe Don Rooney has a $50 Million dollar net worth
It is evident that Joe is not only a talented musician but he has also other skills that make him earn a good income. Joeâs net worth is at $50 Million and still expected to increase in the coming years.
Joe and Tiffany