RASCAL FLATTS STAGES A TODAY TAKEOVER AND SPECIAL PERFORMANCE ON THE VOICE AS PART OF STACKED BACK TO US RELEASE WEEK
Superstar Vocal Group’s 10th Studio Album Is Available Everywhere Now
Nashville, TN – May 19, 2017 – Rascal Flatts head coast to coast for a hard-hitting release week as their 10th studio album, BACK TO US, debuts everywhere today on Big Machine Records. The superstar vocal group will takeover TODAY, featuring in all four hours of the show on Monday (5/22) beginning at 7:00am EST on NBC. Their NYC jaunt then takes them across town to chat in depth about their album for an AOL Build Series livestream at 12:00pm EST; watch here. They round out the day with SiriusXM for a special Rascal Flatts’ Artist Confidential at 2:00pm EST on SiriusXM The Highway. The following day (5/23,) the trio will stop by mega-platform Facebook’s headquarters allowing fans to catch up with them and ask them anything during a LIVE Q&A at 10:30am EST hereå. Later that night, fans catch Rascal Flatts on the finale of The Voice for a special performance at 8:00pm EST on NBC. Fans can also tune in tonight (5/19) to relive the group’s rousing iHeartCountry Festival performance, airing at 9pm ET/PT on DIRECTV Channel 239, DIRECTV NOW or U-verse Channel 1114.
The release of BACK TO US marks both a return to form, and a proclamation of everything that Rascal Flatts has come to represent over nearly two decades. And that’s expert musicianship, razor-sharp vocals and songs that have shaped lives, loves and the genre of country music itself. The group have always been meticulous when it comes to finding the best and the brightest in the Nashville community, always for the sake of the songs themselves. BACK TO US is no exception, featuring contributions from Dan + Shay’s Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney (“Hopin’ You Were Lookin'” and “Love What You’re Done With the Place”), Chris Stapleton and Luke Laird (the syncopated, bluesy groove of “Vandalized”), busbee (the sensual “Hands Talk,” as both co-writer and producer) and Lauren Alaina, who added her powerhouse vocals to “Are You Happy Now.” Early critics look to agree, with many praising the refreshing and welcome release.
“A definite feeling of renewal on the album” – Billboard
“Seventeen years into an indisputably influential career… the band is returning to their sweet spot.” – Rolling Stone
“Back to Us shines the spotlight on frontman Gary LeVox’s pristine vocals, guitarist Joe Don Rooney’s stellar musicianship, and Jay DeMarcus’ production ability.” – Radio.com
“With its intense verses, rousing choruses and upbeat message – essential ingredients in all 16 of the songs they’ve batted to the top of the Country singles charts.” – USA Today
“Lots of fun and giving the fans what they want” – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
A force to be reckoned with in any genre, Rascal Flatts’ current Top 15 single “Yours If You Want It” continues to race up the charts and has been heralded by USA Today as a “sure-fire smash.”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 purchase BACK TO US and more, visit rascalflatts.com.
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