Rascal Flatts: GRAMMY.com First Listen
On May 13 GRAMMY-nominated country trio Rascal Flatts will release their new album, Rewind. Ahead of the album's release, GRAMMY.com has your exclusive first listen to the upbeat track "DJ Tonight."
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Formed in 1999 in Columbus, Ohio, Rascal Flatts comprise cousins Gary LeVox and Jay DeMarcus, and Joe Don Rooney. Their 2000 self-titled debut album featured the hit singles "I'm Movin' On," "Prayin' For Daylight" and "This Everyday Love." The group's sophomore album, Melt, arrived in 2002 and climbed to No. 5 on the Billboard 200 on the strength of the Top 40 hits "These Days" and "I Melt." Their 2004 effort, Feels Like Today, marked their first No. 1 album and featured the hits "Fast Cars And Freedom," "Feels Like Today" and "Bless The Broken Road," the latter of which garnered the group a GRAMMY nomination for 2005 for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. Rascal Flatts subsequently earned three additional GRAMMY nominations in the category, including most recently for "Here Comes Goodbye" from their 2009 No. 1 album Unstoppable.
Following 2010's Nothing Like This and 2012's Changed, both of which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard's Country Albums chart, Rewind is the trio's ninth studio album. Co-produced by GRAMMY nominees Howard Benson and Dann Huff, the album features 13 tracks that find Rascal Flatts exploring new musical territory.
"We realized we needed to do something different to set us on a new musical path," said DeMarcus. "Music has changed so much in the last few years and in order to stay relevant you have to change with it, but we also had to be true to ourselves."
A deluxe edition of the album features four additional tracks, including a cover of John Mayer's "Wildfire" and the Diane Warren-penned "Compass," which appears in the 2014 film Heaven Is For Real. Rascal Flatts are currently on tour throughout the United States, with dates scheduled through September.