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Rascal Flatts have been together for a little more than 13 years. And so have lead singer Gary LeVox and his wife Tara. He told CMT Radio about the night they met and how it was love at first sight when they saw each other backstage. (Is it just me, or is that kind of the ultimate fantasy of almost every fan who wanders backstage?) “I was actually singing backup for a gospel artist, and we had done a show in Decatur, Ala.,” LeVox recalled. “A lady came up and was standing with her daughter, and we were just talking. And I knew at that moment that I was looking at my future wife. It was the weirdest thing ever.” Awwww. So not only did LeVox fall in love and marry in 1999, but that was also the year Rascal Flatts were signed to Lyric Street Records and recorded their debut hit single “Prayin’ for Daylight.” There’s no word on how Mr. and Mrs. LeVox will spend their Valentine’s Day, but with a love like theirs, my wish for them is that their dreams stay big and their worries stay small.