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Rascal Flatts to release fourth album in April

Monday, January 23, 2006 – Rascal Flatts will release their fourth album, "Me and My Gang," April 4 on Lyric Street.

The first single, "What Hurts The Most," written by veteran hit-maker Jeffrey Steele and Steve Robson, debuted at radio with a career-high chart position, currently at 15 in Billboard, both in only 3 weeks.

Recorded in Nashville, Dann Huff and the band produced the disc.

"With every album you record, you hope that you've grown as an entertainer and musician," says bassist and vocalist Jay DeMarcus. "We've waited to share this music for a while now. I think our fans will hear more of what they are used to from us, but I also feel we've stretched our wings just a bit as well."

The majority of the album was recorded in the spring and summer of 2005 but fourth single, "Skin (Sarabeth)," off current album "Feels Like Today" pushed "Me and My Gang" to the spring 2006 release date.

DeMarcus once again played bass on the album and guitarist Joe Don Rooney played each guitar part on the entire album.

Rascal Flatts three previous albums "Rascal Flatts" (2000), "Melt" (2002) and "Feels Like Today" (2004) have collectively sold more than 8 million copies with an additional 1 million in sales of their dvd "Rascal Flatts LIVE." "Feels Like Toda," which includes the title-track hit as well as "Fast Cars & Freedom," "Skin (Sarabeth)" and "Bless The Broken Road," has remained in the Top 10 on the album chart since its release 67 weeks ago in the fall of 2004.

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