Remember the infamous pictures of Justin Bieber’s shocking haircut that went viral on the web? It wasn’t just the haircut that was so shocking…part of the shock was that the Rascal Flatts were in those pictures with Justin Bieber!! One photo showed the lead singer of the Flatts, Gary LeVox…actually CUTTING Justin’s hair! Check it out:
Well yesterday, I caught up with Gary…and of course I had to ask him how in the world that came about…
Gary LeVox: The hair that shocked the world! yeah, you know what? He was just sittin' back there and he was like, "I'm...I gotta get a haircut. I'm gonna do it. I'm gonna get my haircut right now." So we took the picture of me cuttin' his hair...and then 15 minutes later...no lie...it was on CNN Headline Breaking News.
Ashley Mann: Oh Everywhere...it was EVERYWHERE. Were you Impressed by him??
Gary LeVox: You know what? I was really impressed by him. One, because of, just his musical gifts. You know, I mean, he taught himself how to play like 7 different instruments. Plus, him singing LIVE was really great. Plus he's a great dancer...and his knowledge of music...but his character is really, really the most important thing I was interested in seeing. And man, he's just a great kid. My hat's off to his parents, you know, you can tell he's had a great upbringing...and he's the real deal. He really is. And, you know, just the way he interacts with his fans...like my daughter...he's really got what...that "it factor" you hear so much about...Justin's got the "It Factor"...I think it might've been because of the way I cut his hair...(laughs)
Ashley Mann: I heard you tell someone that you had a low-grade Bieber Fever...
Gary LeVox: (laughs) I did!!! It was about 100.
Ashley Mann: (laughs) Well it sounds like...you're saying a lot of really nice things about this boy...sounds like its more than a low-grade..
Gary LeVox: Yeah...it's a...I had to say low-grade Bieber Fever because my 10 year old had full-blown about 106, I think. But, yeah...Justin...he's great, you know? And hopefully we can do something again in the future. But to be his age and to be probably the biggest pop star in the world right now...He's handling it with a lot of class and a lot of integrity.
Sounds to me like Gary has full-blown Bieber Fever…and after hearing Gary say such nice things about Justin, I may have a touch of Bieber fever myself!
The Rascal Flatts have been nominated for a couple of CMT Music awards…one of which is for Collaborative Video of the Year for their song, “That Should Be Me” with Justin Bieber.
The CMT Music Awards will air live from Nashville on June 8th on CMT…I wonder if Justin will make an appearance for that? We’ll see…