When Nashville songwriter Andrew Dorff died last December at the age of 40, it left a gaping hole in the Music City songwriting community, and also committed the members of Rascal Flatts to giving Dorff a posthumous Number One song. The trio released his “Yours If You Want It,” co-written with Jonathan Singleton, to radio the following month.
This week, the single topped the country charts, giving Flatts their 17th Number One song. “its so humbling for us that the milestones keep coming, and it’s definitely not something that we take for granted,” said Rascal Flatts guitarist Joe Don Rooney in a statement. “I truly believe that this song found us, and to know that Andrew Dorff, with his passing, loved what we did with the song and that his legacy continues to live on is a blessing.”
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Dorff, the brother of actor Stephen Dorff, was known for penning hits for Blake Shelton (“Neon Light”) and Kenny Chesney (“Save It for a Rainy Day”), among others.
“Yours If You Want It” appears on Rascal Flatts’ latest studio album, Back to Us. The group will kick off its third Las Vegas residency – “Rascal Flatts: A Night to Shine” – on October 6th at the Venetian Theatre.