Rascal Flatts hit the road with Sara Evans and Hunter Hayes this month for their Thaw Out Tour.  Even with all the mayhem of being on the road, the guys in the band say they're excited about 2012, as this tour is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all they've got on the docket for this year. The trio will drop their eighth studio album, 'Changed,' on April 3, before embarking on a summer tour.

“We are so thrilled and excited about and feel like it's some of the best work that we've ever been able to accomplish together," Gary LeVox says, according to the band's label, Big Machine Records. "And it's just so fresh and exciting and everything is new and we really, truly feel like we're just getting started again.”

While the band is also putting the finishing details on a summer tour to promote their new music, LeVox is playfully close-lipped about the details, saying, “I wish we could tell you about it but we can't. But it's gonna be -- I don't know if it's ever been done before in country music before -- but it is gonna be a spectacular summer tour.”

Though LeVox isn't about to bring on a spoiler alert, you can catch a taste of the forthcoming album with Rascal Flatts' new single, 'Banjo,' which they released to country radio on Jan. 9.