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Rascal Flatts to launch Bob That Head tour; Taylor Swift opens

Monday, May 5, 2008 – Rascal Flatts will launch a brand new tour this summer, the "Bob That Head Tour." The tour starts June 13 in St. Louis with opening acts Taylor Swift and songwriters Neil Thrasher and Wendell Mobley. The tour is named after a song on the trio's current disc.

"We hope our fans look forward to our shows as much as we do," said lead singer, Gary LeVox. "We want to give them an evening of entertainment that can take their minds off of life's pressures and lift their spirits, if just for a few hours. See you on the road."

Rascal Flatts' "Still Feels Good Tour" ranked as the best selling country tour for the first quarter of 2008 according to Pollstar. Since 2006, the vocal group has performed for 2 million fans in 156 cities.

Swift has enjoyed great success with her self-titled debut, topping both the country album and song charts.

Mobley and Thrasher are among Nashville's most successful songwriters. Between the two they have penned songs for Rascal Flatts - "Take Me There," "Fast Cars and Freedom" and "I Melt"; Kenny Chesney - "I Know How Forever Feels," "There Goes My Life," "I Lost It,"; Alabama's "We Can't Love Like This Anymore" plus songs for Trace Adkins, Montgomery Gentry, Pat Green, Lonestar, Reba McEntire, Diamond Rio, Carrie Underwood and Trisha Yearwood.

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It's the big things - and sometimes the little things - that make Rascal Flatts' Christmas album "The Greatest Gift of All" stand out. On the macro level, the country vocal trio put a little funk - well, as much funk as three Nashville guys can muster - into "Go Tell It on The Mountain." And then, the cool little bass line introducing "Let It Snow" helps differentiate this act's version from possibly millions of other versions. Much of "The »»»
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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Lowe stands the test of time – The enduringly cool and dapper Nick Lowe spelled it out for the fans three songs in. One of music's finest popsters (among a number of other more roots-oriented other genres), Lowe said he and his backing band, Los Straitjackets, would dish out "golden oldies you might want to hear, some deep cut grooves, some covers and a few new ones.... »»»
Concert Review: Rich, Anderson, Denning pull it – Three diverse artists performing under the country rubric, who are trying to gain a foothold in the field, joined forces for a good old-fashioned guitar pull. And that may have been the best way for Tyler Rich, Abby Anderson and Travis Denning to showcase their wares. Rich has enjoyed the most commercial success of the three with his single "The... »»»
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