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Rascal Flatts picks four finalists for CD cover, fans now vote

Friday, February 6, 2009 – Four final album covers were picked by Rascal Flatts for their next CD, and now it's up to the fans to vote.

Rascal Flatts asked their fans to choose the cover art for their next album, "Unstoppable," due out April 7. In January, Rascal Flatts teamed up with People's Choice and invited fans to submit original cover designs for their upcoming album. The top four submissions were chosen by the band and voting is now open to all on pcaVOTE.com.

The new cover art for "Unstoppable" is scheduled to be revealed live during a Rascal Flatts concert in New York City's Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Feb. 12. The top four designs were submitted by Rick Brewer from Fenton, Mo., Christopher Cox from Venus, Texas, Garret Dickerson from Greenbrier, Tenn. and Chris Kubik from Arlington Heights, Ill.

"We were very impressed with all the entries, and it was a difficult decision to narrow down the possibilities to just these four," said Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts. "We can't imagine how hard it will be for the fans to choose just one."

"At the beginning of this partnership, Rascal Flatts came to us looking for a way to thank their fans for years of unwavering support and dedication," said Fred Nelson, President, People's Choice. "By working together to develop this album cover contest and vote, we at People's Choice are thrilled to help bring this request to fruition and get the fans involved in such an important decision."

The People's Choice community at www.pcaVOTE.com serves as a year-round destination for entertainment enthusiasts to voice their opinions on pop culture. The community was created in 2007 in conjunction with The People's Choice Awards, which remains the only show voted on entirely by the public for awards in music, movies and television.

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