ACM Awards “Vocal Group Of The Year” nominee Rascal Flatts unveiled Back To Us as their tenth studio album when they stopped by The Ellen Degeneres Show today (Fri, March 3rd) to perform their “sure-fire smash” (USA Today) “Yours If You Want It.” Back To Us, available May 19th on Big Machine Records, follows the multi-platinum selling group’s overwhelming successes to date, with a collection of tracks that showcases what the group is best known for, encompassing their distinct harmonies and instant anthems. Fans can pre-order the new album from their website and get a signed CD cover.
“There was a nostalgic feeling between the three of us while in the studio for this record, a feeling that was more reminiscent of our first albums,” said Jay DeMarcus. “The journey we’ve all been on together is unreal and I can honestly say I’m even more excited about what is ahead for us. ‘Back To Us’ is not only a title of a song on the album, but a feeling that has been building around this new music. It just fits in so many ways.”
“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 their ninth studio album Rewind (Big Machine Records). 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 ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People’s Choice Awards 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 ten million tickets sold, following a rousing year stacked of headlining shows.
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