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Rascal Flatts works on CD cover with a little help from fans

Thursday, January 8, 2009 – With a little help from their fans, Rascal Flatts will have a new cover for their next release, "Unstoppable," which drops April 7.

The trio is collaborating with Choice to create a contest for fans to create and vote on the cover art for Rascal Flatts' sixth studio disc.

"It only makes sense to have our fans design and decide the cover of our new CD since they are the ones who make it possible every day for us to make new music and tour," says lead singer Gary LeVox. "We've got a creative and loyal group of fans and are very excited to see the designs they come back with."

Submissions will be accepted until Jan. 22 at the People's Choice website, pcaVOTE.com. On Jan. 28, the band will narrow down the selections and present their top choices to the fans who will ultimately decide which image will grace the album cover. The winning designer and image will be revealed in February.

"Today's fans want to know that when it comes to the artists they cherish, their voices are being heard and their opinions matter," said Fred Nelson, president of People's Choice. "With this contest, Rascal Flatts is acknowledging their fans' devotion by putting them in charge of a key element in the creation of their new album, and we at People's Choice are proud to help make it happen."

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