NASHVILLE – (January 19, 2012) – Country music supergroup Rascal Flatts announced today that they will release CHANGED, their highly-anticipated seventh studio album, on April 3. Award-winning musician and producer Dann Huff co-produced the new project with Flatts.
CHANGED comes after Flatt's first Big Machine Records album release, NOTHING LIKE THIS, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country albums sales chart. Rascal Flatts is one of only four country acts to debut six consecutive studio albums at #1. NOTHING LIKE THIS went on to become a platinum-selling album, featuring two #1 hits including the certified platinum “I Won’t Let Go” and the gold-certified “Easy” (with pop sensation Natasha Bedingfield).
Since their musical debut in 2000, the band has sold over 21 million albums, 25 million digital downloads and delivered 13 #1 singles to the top of the charts.
Rascal Flatts is the most awarded Country group of the past decade, earning over 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People's Choice Awards and more. As one of the hottest-selling acts on tour in any genre, they’ve sold over 6 million concert tickets, and counting. Currently, the band is performing across the country on their Thaw Out Tour, which earned a slot on CMT's "Top Tours of 2012." For tour dates and album updates, visit www.rascalflatts.com.
ABOUT BIG MACHINE LABEL GROUP:
At the helm of the independent Big Machine Label Group is industry veteran Scott Borchetta, who serves as President and CEO. The conglomerate encompasses Big Machine Records (founded in 2005), The Valory Music Co. (founded in 2007) and Republic Nashville (a partnership with Universal Republic founded in 2009 with Jimmy Harnen serving as President). For the second consecutive year, in 2010, Country Aircheck (Powered by USA Today) named Big Machine Records the Country Label of the Year. Also in 2010, BMR’s signature artist Taylor Swift became the 4th female artist in history (across all genres) to debut with over 1 million units sold in the first week with the release of her third album, SPEAK NOW, which is the best-selling Country studio album debut of all time. The Big Machine Label Group’s current artist roster includes Multi-Platinum superstars Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Reba and Martina McBride; breakout sensations The Band Perry; established acts Justin Moore and Eli Young Band as well as hot newcomers Brantley Gilbert, Steel Magnolia, Sunny Sweeney, Edens Edge and comedienne Melissa Peterman. In 5 years, BMLG artists have received multiple GRAMMY, CMA, ACM, American Music Award, CMT Music Award, Teen Choice Award, MTV Video Music Award and People’s Choice Award accolades as well as Brit Award and JUNO Award nominations.