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Rascal Flatts scores chart double

Thursday, April 16, 2009 – Rascal Flatts lived up to the title of their new disc as "Unstoppable" was the number 1 selling CD in the land with 351,000 units sold. Rascal Flatts took over from last week's number one, "Defying Gravity," by Keith Urban, which slipped to seventh on the overall top 200 chart for the week ending April 24.

On the song chart, Rascal Flatts was also number one with Here Comes Goodbye, up from sixth. The trio replaced George Strait's River Of Love, which fell all the way to ninth. Jake Owen stayed second with Don't Think I Can't Love You. Jason Aldean was up two to third with She's Country. Rodney Atkins stayed fourth with It's America. Carrie Underwood jumped from ninth to fifth with I Told You So.

Kenny Chesney was up 4 to 16 with Out Last Night. Alan Jackson was up 3 to 21 with Sissy's Song.

Aldean debuted fourth on the overall top 200 album chart with "Wide Open" and second on the country chart with sales of 108,690. "I knew that there was some excitement building for the new album because the crowds at our shows have been crawling the walls when we break into She's Country," said Aldean. "I just had no idea that it would be this big. This blows my mind. I feel like the luckiest guy in the world right now."

Taylor Swift was sixth with "Fearless," up from 10th, and third on the country chart. Underwood was 16th on the overall chart, up from 34, and fifth on the country chart.

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Back to Us CD review - Back to Us
As summer insistently steps forward and knocks at our doorstep with bright sunny rays and promises of sun-soaked hijinks, longtime pop country superstars Rascal Flatts aim to provide the perfect soundtrack with "Back To Us." Loaded with the band's signature tight harmonies and upbeat jams built around lyrics of love and loss, Rascal Flatts doesn't move far off the beaten path while carving out a high energy declaration of summer love. Fans looking for those beach cruising jams »»»
The Greatest Gift of All CD review - The Greatest Gift of All
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 »»»
Rewind CD review - Rewind
Don't worry. Just because Rascal Flatts' Gary LeVox sings, "Try to talk to George Strait into givin' us an encore" on the hit single and title track doesn't mean that the traditional country giant is all of a sudden a cornerstone for the trio that has been front and center of the pop country sound. In fact, they make it quite clear from the second the play button is struck with the hard rocking "Payback" thanks to lots of electric guitar and rocking vocals from LeVox. »»»
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: Womack planned a good night – Lee Ann Womack pretty much summed up where she's at these days in concluding her show with Don Williams "Lord I Hope This Day Is Good." The ever-strong voiced country traditionalist sang, "I don't need fortune and I don't need fame" with the concluding line of the stanza asking the Man upstairs to "plan a good day for me.... »»»
Concert Review: Cantrell continues to satisfy – Laura Cantrell may never be a country star. Not at this stage of her career when she's 50, touring here and there and releasing new music every few years or so. But five albums in, Cantrell continues as a warm, enjoyable and worthy purveyor of her brand of country. That would mean going towards a more traditional side, not rushing the songs... »»»
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