RASCAL FLATTS PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO FOR "YOURS IF YOU WANT IT" EXCLUSIVELY WITH ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY AND PEOPLE

ACM Awards Vocal Group Of The Year Nominee Enlists Actors Kevin Farley And Kristy Swanson For The Feel-Good Storyline Directed By Billy Zabka

Nashville, TN - March 16, 2017- ACM Awards Vocal Group of the Year nominee Rascal Flatts showcase their comedic chops today through an exclusive premiere of their new music video for "Yours If You Want It" across Entertainment Weekly and PEOPLE. The group enlisted friend Billy Zabka ("Karate Kid", “Most”), who previously collaborated on their “Why Wait” music video, to direct the nostalgia-spirited and hilarious scenes. Gary Levox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney transformed into diner employees, as actors Kevin Farley ("The Waterboy", "Still The King") and Kristy Swanson ("Buffy The Vampire Slayer", "The Chase") surprise viewers with a whirlwind romance. Befitting of the trio, who recently announced the May 19 release of their tenth studio album BACK TO US (Big Machine Records), the video shoot offered a full circle moment at The Hermitage Cafe in Nashville. The location marked the spot of Rascal Flatts' first photo shoot of their esteemed career. Watch behind the scenes action here.

“We had so much fun filming this video, and I think that really shows when you watch it back,” said Gary LeVox. “The three of us are always joking around so when our good friend Billy came up with the idea for us to actually work at the diner where Kevin and Kristy’s scene is playing out, we definitely went for it! The atmosphere on set was amazing and hopefully everyone enjoys watching it as much as we did making it.”

“With this being our tenth album, we knew we wanted to be careful and deliberate in how we approached it,” said Gary LeVox. “This time around, the three of us have been able to really focus and work together on what we want to say at this point in our careers. We’ve all been so energized by the process of making this album and we still have a lot more music to make and we still actually like each other... for now."

“Even though we do love to joke around, one of the best parts of being in the band is how much we really do enjoy each other’s company,” said Joe Don Rooney. “I think the comradery while recording ‘Back To Us’ has really lent itself to the spirit of the songs. We’re so excited for everyone else to hear how much fun we had making this."

A force to be reckoned with in any genre, the upcoming release of BACK TO US comes hot on the heels of the success of Rascal Flatts’ 16th No. 1 hit “I Like The Sound Of That,” from REWIND. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart, making them one of only four acts during the SoundScan era to have eight consecutive studio albums debut in the top spot. As the best-selling country vocal group of the past decade, Rascal Flatts has sold over 23.4 million albums, over 33.7 million digital downloads worldwide, as well as earning over 40 trophies from the ACA, ACM, AMA, CMA, People's Choice and more, also making them the most awarded country group of the past decade. Known as one of the hottest-selling touring acts in any genre, the trio also recently celebrated a major milestone of 10 million tickets sold, following a rousing year stacked of headlining shows. To pre-order BACK TO US and more, visit rascalflatts.com.

Contact:
Kristie Sloan
The GREENROOM
615-242-7444
kristie@thegreenroompr.com

Jake Basden
Big Machine Label Group
(615) 324-7769
jake.basden@bmlg.net


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