Rascal Flatts is one of country music’s hottest groups. This week Rascal Flatts reigns at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart with the just-released new album Changed. It’s the first CD for the group on Big Machine Records. According to Nielsen Soundscan Rascal Flatts sold 130,000 copies in its first week out.
The title of the CD sums up not just musical changes, but as well as personal changes the group has undergone since their musical debut in 2000.
Those changes reflected in the lyrics on the album, which has more of a country vibe than their previous albums.
While the title of the album and their lives may have “Changed”, their talent has not! While my all time favorite Rascal Flatts song is “Bless the Broken Road”, and ” Life Is A Highway” I am really liking their new song “A little home.” My son will soon be off to university and the line “Sometime’s you just need a little home. A little ‘Hey mom and dad, what’s going on?'” is a perfect description for what it is like to be out on your own. Every single one of Rascal Flatts new songs can relate to someone in some way. The album is an eclectic mix of fast-talking tracks, including “Hot in Here” “She’s Leaving” and “Lovin’ Me,” along with expressive ballads such as “Come Wake Me Up,” “Hurry Baby,” “Sunrise” and “A Little Home.”
I would so love to see Rascal Flatts in concert, but they are not scheduled to come to Ontario anytime soon. If you would like to see them in concert check out their tour schedule to see if they are headed your way. They also have a really cool contest going on right now through April 30th called Fly Away . They are giving away airfare, hotel, tickets and meet & greet passes for two lucky fans to see Rascal Flatts on their summer American Band tour kicking off this June in Hartford, Conn., with opening acts Little Big Town, the Eli Young Band and Edens Edge .
Rascall Flatts album Changed is available now wherever CDs are sold and available for download on sites like iTunes. The suggested retail price is $13.98, but Amazon has it available for $10.99 at the time of this posting.
I received Rascal Flatts new CD, CHANGED, to facilitate my review through One2One Network. All thoughts and opinion are my own.