Rascal Flatts’ newest album, Changed, hit stores on April 3rd. The trio, comprised of singer Gary LeVox, bassist Jay DeMarcus and guitarist Joe Don Rooney, have evolved after being in the spotlight as some of country music’s biggest superstars.
Changed is their eighth studio album and their first with brand new material in two years. It is full of the band’s high-gloss harmonies, songs that speak to our hearts, and above all, their desire to push themselves to bring more to the table with each record. The first single, “Banjo” is already a Top 10 Country Radio Hit and climbing.
Changed is reflective of the bands artistic and personal maturation and the perfection of their distinctive sound. This album feels distinctly personal and is evidently the product of much personal reflection and collective growth.
Equal parts fun and heart, there is something here for everyone-from the die hard country fan to the new listener beginning to their foray into the genre. The songs on this album are a fine blend of country pop with toe tapping rifts and heart warming ballads. Some of the lyrics on several of the singles toe the line between catchy and redundant with hooks that repeat words or phrases, but they are well edited and will have you singing along before you know it.
Faithful fans will not be disappointed with the return of county music’s most awarded groups of the past decade. This album is definitely a change in the right direction.
**Disclaimer: Advanced copy of the album provided by One2One Network for editorial consideration**