Rascal Flatts, ‘Back to Us': Everything You Need to Know
Rascal Flatts will soon be back in the spotlight with the release of their 10th studio album, Back to Us. Hitting stores and streaming sites on May 19, the album is the trio’s first full-length studio release since 2014’s Rewind, and we’ve got the full scoop on all the details about the new project.
The band, made up of Jay DeMarcus, Gary LeVox and Joe Don Rooney, broke the news about Back to Us on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and also performed their latest single, “Yours If You Want It,” which has become the fastest-selling single of their career.
Back to Us comes fresh off of Rascal Flatts’ sixteenth No. 1 hit, “I Like The Sound Of That,” from Rewind. That album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, and the longstanding country stars hope Back to Us hits that same mark.
Back to Us. Besides being a song on the record, the group also feels it describes the feeling that has been building around their new music.
“We’ve all been so energized by the process of making this album,” says LeVox in a press release. “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.”
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The Release Date
Back to Us is scheduled for release on May 19.
The Record Label
Big Machine Records. It’s Rascal Flatts’ fifth studio release with the label since joining its roster in 2010. Other albums the group has released via Big Machine include 2010’s Nothing Like This, 2012’s Changed, 2014’s Rewind and 2016’s Christmas album, The Greatest Gift of All.
The Album Cover
The album cover was released on March 3, featuring the trio dressed in black, posing on a blue velvet couch. As usual, the band is the absolute focus of the album cover with text above and below.
Though the official producers have yet to be announced, it’s likely the band played a large role in the production of Back to Us. Rascal Flatts have earned production credits on every album since 2009’s Unstoppable; this shouldn’t be any different.
“Yours If You Want It,” was released on Jan. 6 as the album’s lead single. Penned by Jonathan Singleton and the late Andrew Dorff, the song revolves around giving your heart to the one you love.
“We all felt like ‘Yours If You Want It’ was the perfect way to introduce our fans and radio to the new music we’ve been making,” DeMarcus says. “We’ve been working really hard, and we’re very proud of this track, and what’s more, the late Andrew Dorff is a writer on it, and we are so honored to be a small part of making sure his legacy lives on. We have a special angel watching over it, for sure.”
The track listing has yet to be announced, but “Yours If You Want It” and “Back to Us” are officially on the album.
Rascal Flatts finished their 2016 Rhythm and Roots Tour in September, but no tour plans have been announced to promote Back to Us. Rhythm and Roots saw the act spend over three months on tour with Kelsea Ballerini and Chris Lane, and if Back to Us is accompanied by a tour, fans can expect a similar batch of pop-country artists to join the band once more.
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