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Rascal Flatts slates media blitz

Monday, May 12, 2014 – Rascal Flatts will release its ninth studio album "Rewind" on Tuesday with several national TV and radio performances in addition to promotional events.

Events include:
Tuesday, May 13: In-depth profile on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
Performance of "Rewind" on The Voice
Rascal Flatts Album Release Event presented by Citi (Tickets available at CitiPrivatePass.com)

Friday, May 23: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Friday, May 30: Toyota Concert Series on Today

Spearheaded by bassist Jay DeMarcus, Flatts co-produced more than half of the album with Howard Benson and Dann Huff contributing to several of the 13 standard and 4 deluxe tracks.

"Music has changed so much in the last few years and in order to stay relevant you have to change with it, but we also had to be true to ourselves," said DeMarcus. "Rewind is a combination of staying with what people know and love, the familiar Flatts, but also bridging the musical gap into today's country music and pushing the envelope a little bit. There is a delicate balance, and I think we've done a pretty good job. There are songs on the record where people are going to say, 'That's vintage Flatts. That's what I fell in love with' and a whole new generation of country music listeners are going to go, 'Wow. I didn't expect this from them."

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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: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
Concert Review: White makes the case for himself, no matter how dark the music – John Paul White opined with a glint in his eyes that his songs were not of the uplifting variety. In fact, they were downright dark. How else to explain "The Long Way" with the line "long way home back to you." Or "James," a song inspired by his grandfather who suffered from dementia. But lest you think that the Alabama... »»»
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