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Rascal Flatts plans new disc for September

Friday, March 23, 2007 – The Rascal Flatts music machine will keep on ticking this fall when the band releases its fifth album - as yet untitled - Sept. 25 on Lyric Street.

The trio has enjoyed increasing success including being the best selling artist across all genres of music and playing to more than 1 million fans in 74 cities in 2006.

Rascal Flatts - Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney - are on the second half of their successful "Me And My Gang" tour and hitting the studio with award-winning producer Dann Huff to record music for their fifth studio album. Huff previously has worked with the band.

When "Me And My Gang," the band's most recent album, was released in April 2006 it debuted with more than 721,000 units sold, making it the biggest unit debut of last year. The disc was number 1 on SoundScan's weekly Top 200 sales chart for 3 weeks, more consecutive weeks than any artist in any genre last year.

In the six years since the release of their debut album, the band has scanned more than 14 million units through traditional brick and mortar and online retail outlets. The band's two most recent albums, "Me And My Gang" and "Feels Like Today" are both certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA for sales of more than 4 million units. "Rascal Flatts" and "Melt" are both certified double platinum.

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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: Carlile brings thoughtfulness – Brandi Carlile returned to the GRAMMY Museum for the third time, and it's easy to see why she's always invited back. The evening began with GRAMMY Executive Scott Goldman interviewing Carlile on a pair of stuffed chairs, which was followed directly by a brief set of live songs. The interview portion was informative, while Carlile's... »»»
Concert Review: LSD tour provides a lot of highs – This was not your grandkids' country, that's for sure. Even the name of the tour - the LSD Tour - was a throwback (albeit far before the principals were making music). But make no mistake about it. With the ever cool country traditionalist Dwight Yoakam, the country with some rock and blues and rabble rousing of Steve Earle thrown in and the... »»»
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