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Rascal Flatts surpasses 1 million downloads with 2 songs

Tuesday, February 27, 2007 – Rascal Flatts has seen two digital tracks surpass the 1 million paid downloads threshold in the past two weeks.. "What Hurts The Most" and "Life Is A Highway" both crossed the mark, making Rascal Flatts the first country artist in the history of SoundScan to have two songs reach this level.

The band kicked off the "Me And My Gang 2007" tour and will record their next album this spring. The trio were most recently in the Los Angeles area shooting the video for their latest single, "Stand," with director Shaun Silva.

"Me And My Gang" was released in April 2006 and remains the biggest debut of the last year, selling more than 721,000 units in its first week of release according to Nielsen SoundScan. Four singles have been released, including "Stand," the band's current country single, "My Wish," and the multi-week country number one and the group's first crossover chart-topper, "What Hurts The Most."

Rascal Flatts has scanned more than 13.8 million units through traditional brick and mortar stores and online retail outlets. "Me And My Gang" and "Feels Like Today" are each certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA for sales of more than 4 million units while Rascal Flatts and Melt are both certified double platinum.

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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: Daniels wears out bows, but music endures – After each of the first few songs Charlie Daniels played, his 'fiddle tech (?)' exchanged his bow. Is this because he was playing particularly hard? Perhaps. Whatever the case, Daniels and his five-piece band clearly appeared to be giving it their all during the act's hour-and-a-half set. As it is the Christmas month, Daniels sang a... »»»
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