For a time, Eric wasn’t sure he’d ever fully graduate past bars and clubs. While speaking to Playboy in 2013, the musician remembered being kicked off a Rascal Flatts tour for playing too long during a concert at Madison Square Garden.
“We ended up banished to the wilderness,” Eric revealed. “Nobody would touch us. It’s like we were nuclear.” Thankfully, the North Carolina native soon found his niche, though he keeps a list of every person who’s wronged him along the way — something he learned from basketball legend Michael Jordan.