RASCAL FLATTS' NEW VIDEO STIRS UP CONTROVERSY
Rascal Flatts has a new video out for their song "I Melt," and it's causing some controversy within the country music community - it's been banned by at least one station.
The controversy is about the nudity - albeit only partial - shown in the video. There is a short peek at Joe Don Rooney's bare butt, and not-much-left-to-the-imagination shower scenes featuring a female model.
Reviews from viewers vary. Some find no problem with the video, while others are less than happy with it - going so far as to question the morals and religious values of the band.
Lead singer Gary LeVox says that the scenes in the video are no sexier than images shown on regular daytime TV.
"I didn't think it would be that big of a deal," he said. "I guess it's a little taboo for our genre of music, but we're happy with the way it turned out. The song is very sensual, and we wanted the video to show that."