The Story Behind Rascal Flatts’ Prom Anthem

“Our Night To Shine” Among Nostalgic Moments on Back to Us

Every high school prom requires the essentials — the dress, the tux, the ride, the boutonniere, the corsage, dancing shoes and a killer soundtrack.

Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney are part of the soundtrack for prom 2017 with “Our Night to Shine” from their forthcoming album, Back to Us.

Front man Gary LeVox co-wrote the soaring power ballad with hit-makers Chris DeStefano and Travis Hill for Tim Tebow’s Night to Shine, an annual worldwide prom for people with various developmental disabilities. The 2017 event was held on Valentine’s Day weekend and honored 75,000 people with special needs in 375 locations across the country and in 11 different countries.

Towards the end of the song, a choir of people with special needs from the Kennedy Center sing with the band as the music fades out.

“Everyone is crowned king and queen of the prom and they dress to the nines and walk the carpet,” LeVox told CMT.com of the annual Night to Shine event. “It was just magical. It’s life-changing for them, for us and everybody involved. It’s their anthem.”

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