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    Biography - Rascal Flatts

    May 27, 2011 0 Comments

    In just ten years, Rascal Flatts has become one of the most honored acts in country music history, reaching heights and achieving milestones reserved for the genre's elite. They have set more venue attendance records than any country act en route to ticket sales of six million and counting. They have sold 20 million albums and earned 11 #1 singles. All six of their albums are platinum or multi-platinum and every one is among Billboard's Top 100 Albums of the Decade. They have won more than three dozen awards from the ACM, CMA, AMA and People's Choice, among others, and they have received that ultimate honor for those who have impacted the culture--a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

    "We have had an unreal ten years," says lead singer Gary Levox with an appreciative smile. "We've done things we couldn't have been able to dream."

    Behind those statistics is an accomplishment more basic than numbers, more important than any trophy--for the past decade, the music of Rascal Flatts has been the soundtrack to countless lives. Songs like "These Days," "Mayberry," "What Hurts The Most," "My Wish," "Stand," "Here," "Here Comes Goodbye" and "Summer Nights" have soothed and uplifted, fired up, mellowed out and otherwise impacted millions.

    "I'm humbled to think that the music we've been able to make has touched so many lives and moved so many people," says bass player/harmony vocalist Jay Demarcus. "The stories are just incredible and I think I'm most grateful for that."

    "To this day," adds guitarist/harmony vocalist Joe Don Rooney, "we receive letters and e-mails about how a song like 'I'm Moving On' has impacted someone's life in some way or how 'Bless The Broken Road' was played at their wedding or how 'Stand' gave them the courage to stand up and fight the cancer out of their body and mind! That's powerful stuff, and that's the reason we're in the business, without question."

    Their place in country music history may be assured, but Gary, Jay and Joe Don retain a newcomer's passion about capturing magic with each new project. Now, with the release of their latest, Nothing LIke This, they have done it once again, taking their career and their legacy another long step forward.

    "We've reached back a little to what brought us here while moving forward at the same time," says Jay. "We concentrated more on our vocals and chemistry again and not so much on big production."

    The album is a microcosm of all the things the band does well--Jay calls it "Rascal Flatts in a nutshell"--which is to say it touches on many of the best aspects of 21st-century country music. It is first and foremost uplifting, with songs like "Why Wait" and "Play" kicking off the proceedings with the call to enjoy life no matter what our circumstances. It features both the throwback groove of "They Try" and the fresh sparkle of "All Night To Get There." "Summer Young" is an uptempo celebration of the season of warmth and romance and "I Won't Let Go" is "You've Got A Friend" for the new millennium, a song steeped in the strength of love and friendship in times of trouble. The title cut finds a way to bring freshness to the subject of love and sees Gary bringing a disarming desperation to his vocal.

    "One of the more special songs on this album for me is 'I Won't Let Go,'" says Joe Don. "Being a parent now and listening to that song really hits home and truly hits me in the heart."

    Evident throughout is the group's ability to recognize the best in Nashville songwriting. "It's always been about the songs first," says Jay, "and boy did we get our hands on some gems!!

    "We think we've got a good balance," says Joe Don, "between the really deep, sweet, meaningful ballads and the 'right at ya' uptempos that keep the party going." "I think there's something for everybody on this project," adds Gary, "and it's a full-length example of what makes us who we are."

    Guesting on the project is Natasha Beddingfield, who joins the trio on "Easy." "We had a blast recording with Natasha," says Gary. "I've always been addicted to great singers and she is certainly one of the best. It was an honor to sing with her." Fans got their initial listen to the project with the debut single, the group's first release on Big Machine Records, their new label home.

    "'Why Wait' is one of the coolest tunes I've heard in a long while," says Joe Don. "I'll never forget sitting in that little studio in Santa Barbara and hearing it for the first time. Instantly we new it was a Rascal Flatts song and by the day's end we had ourselves an extremely magical track going. I love it!"

    The laid-back California outpost was chosen as a creative counterpoint to Music City. "We cut half the album in Nashville and half in Santa Barbara," says Gary. "We just wanted to change it up some and enjoy the beautiful weather in California. It gave us a new spark for sure."

    "It as a nice departure from the norm for us," adds Joe Don. "We recorded in a funky little studio with some amazing L.A. musicians and created some great magic together. I really think you can feel some of the energy on a lot of these tracks."

    "Overall," says Jay, "this is an album about fun, growth and change. We have been at a very important crossroads this year with our ten-year mark, so I think we wanted to prove to ourselves that we could still grow and surprise ourselves and stretch."

    The fact that they were able to do so reflects the magic they have always found in their approach to music and the respect with which they view their mission and each other. Their sound took root in the late 1990s, when Jay and Joe Don were band mates working with Chely Wright and Jay and Gary were playing a separate gig in downtown Nashville. When their guitar player was unable to make it one night, Jay asked Joe Don to sit in.

    "We knew right away we had something special," says Jay, "even if we were the only ones who ever got to hear it!"

    "I truly feel like every time the three of us lock into a chorus," adds Gary, "God's hand is in it. I feel blessed to share the stage with Jay and Joe Don and their crazy talent. They both inspire me."

    "Gary is one of the greatest and most unique singers of our time," says Joe Don, returning the compliment. "I've always felt blessed that we have a lead singer who, like a quarterback, takes charge of the stage and leads us into victory night after night!" The three honed their sound with club work, cut some demos and by year's end had been signed to Lyric Street Records, where they flourished and took off on that magical decade of hits and sold-out shows. Along the way, their "Bless The Broken Road" was Grammy nominated for Country Song of the Year and Vocal Performance, they became 2006's top-selling physical and digital artist in all genres, scored four #1 country albums and three #1's overall, and hit the Top 10 Billboard pop singles chart twice, among many other milestones.

    "There's never been a method to our madness," says Joe Don. "We just cut the best songs we can, and through the years we get better at what we do." When Lyric Street closed its doors, they chose Big Machine as their new label home. "We have found an amazing business partner with [label head] Scott Borchetta and the entire Big Machine family," says Gary. "They get us and we get them on every level. It feels like the right place at the right time."

    Committed to giving back, they are known for their charitable work, which includes raising three million dollars for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville.

    "That," says Jay, "is definitely the thing I'm most proud of."

    This year sees them back on the road with their "Nothing Like This Tour," which Jay says, "is sort of a Rascal Flatts history lesson."

    "As a kid," says Gary, "you stand in front of your mirror and only dream about being able to sell out arenas and stadiums. And to be able to play a place like Wrigley Field and sell it out, you can't even dream that big. The feeling is awesome."

    "Without a doubt we've been blessed to have received our fair share of awards and recognitions in this business," adds Joe Don. "But above all, getting to make music that matters, that affects people emotionally and spiritually, is the greatest thing we could ever accomplish."

    Never content to rest on their laurels, they are eagerly looking forward. "The goal," adds Gary," is to continue to make amazing music together for at least the next ten years, because we honestly feel like we're just getting started." "And as long as we stay true to the music and each other," adds Jay, "everything else will fall into place."

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  • CHANGED - Liner Notes

    April 13, 2012 0 Comments

    Rascal Flatts

    Changed & Changed Deluxe Edition
    Release: 4/3/12

    TRACK LISTING
    Changed (4:21)
    Banjo (4:16)
    Hot In Here (3:52)
    Come Wake Me Up (4:23)
    She's Leaving (3:16)
    Let It Hurt (3:53)
    Lovin' Me (3:25)
    Hurry Baby (3:56)
    Sunrise (5:07)
    ** Great Big Love (3:23)
    A Little Home (4:01)

    (DELUXE EDITION)
    **Friday (2:56)
    **Fall Here (3:29)
    Right One Time (3:24)
    **Next To You, Next To Me (4:06)


    WHOLE ALBUM CREDITS:

    Produced by Dann Huff, Rascal Flatts
    **Produced by Rascal Flatts
    Recorded by Justin Niebank, Mark Hagen, Sean Neff, Drew Bollman at The Grip (Nashville, TN), Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Taylor Nyquist
    **Recorded by Sean Neff at The Grip (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Taylor Nyquist
    Digital Editing by Mark Hagen, Sean Neff
    **Digital Editing by Sean Neff
    Mixed by Justin Niebank at Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Seth Morton, Nathan Yarborough
    **Mixed by Sean Neff at The Grip (Nashville, TN)
    Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering (Portland, ME)
    A&R: Allison Jones, Kelly King, Darrell Franklin
    Production Coordination: Mike Griffith

    Gary LeVox: Lead Vocals 1-15
    Jay DeMarcus: Vocals 1-15, Bass 1-15, Electric Guitar 10,13, Mandolin 13, Bouzouki 13
    Joe Don Rooney: Vocals 1-15, Electric Guitar 1-15, Acoustic Guitar 14
    Dann Huff: Electric Guitar 1,2,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,14, Bouzouki 2,4,14, Mandolin 2,4,7,9,14, Programming 13, Acoustic Guitar 1,4,7,9,11,14, B-Bender Guitar 3, Ganjo 4, Banjo 9, Sitar 9, Acoustic 12-String Guitar 2
    Tom Bukovac: Electric Guitar 1-15, Acoustic Guitar 11,14,15
    Paul Franklin: Steel Guitar 3,4,6,8,11,14
    Travis Toy: Steel Guitar 10,12,13, Dobro 15, Banjo 7
    Ilya Toshinskiy: Acoustic Guitar 1,2,5,6,8,10,11,12,13,14,15, Banjo 2,5, Mandolin 7,10,11,12, Fiddle 2, Dobro 5, Bouzouki 6, Octomandolin 7
    Jenee Fleener: Fiddle 10,12,15, Violin 13, Viola 13
    Charlie Judge: Keyboards 2,5,7,8,10,11,12,13,14,15, B-3 Organ 1,2,3,9, Synths 1,3,4,6,9, Programming 8,10,12,13,15, Strings 4,6
    Robbie Buchanan: Piano 3,4,6,7,8, Wurlitzer Electric Piano 2
    Gordon Mote: Piano 6,11,14
    Eric Darken: Percussion 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,11,14
    Dorian Crozier: Drums 1,2,3,4,7,8
    Chris McHugh: Drums 5,6,9,11,14
    Shannon Forrest: Drums 10,12,13,15, Cowbell 10
    David Huff: Programming 10,13
    Sean Neff: Programming 10
    Jonathan Yudkin: Fiddle 2,5, Mandolin 3, Viola 3,5,11, Violin 5,11, Accordion 3, Cello 5,11


    ALBUM TRACKS:

    Changed Lyrics

    (Gary LeVox, Neil Thrasher, Wendell Mobley)

    © 2012 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. All rights on behalf of Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 8 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203/ BMG Gold Songs/ We Jam Writers Group (ASCAP). All administered by BMG Chrysalis/ Songs of Peer, Ltd./ Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./ Boatwright Baby (BMI). All rights administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI).  All rights reserved.  Used by permission.

    Production Credits
    “Changed”
    Produced by Dann Huff, Rascal Flatts
    Recorded by Justin Niebank, Mark Hagen, Sean Neff, Drew Bollman at The Grip (Nashville, TN), Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Taylor Nyquist
    Digital Editing by Mark Hagen, Sean Neff
    Mixed by Justin Niebank at Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Seth Morton, Nathan Yarborough
    Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering (Portland, ME)
    A&R: Allison Jones, Kelly King, Darrell Franklin
    Production Coordination by Mike “Frog” Griffith
    Copy Coordination by Whitney Sutton

    Acoustic Guitar – Ilya Toshinskiy, Dann Huff
    Electric Guitar – Joe Don Rooney, Tom Bukovac, Dann Huff
    Guitar Solo – Joe Don Rooney
    Bass – Jay DeMarcus
    B-3 Organ, Synths – Charlie Judge
    Percussion – Eric Darken
    Drums – Dorian Crozier

    Banjo

    (Tony Martin, Wendell Mobley, Neil Thrasher)

    © 2012 BMG Gold Songs/ We Jam Writers Group (ASCAP), administered by BMG Chrysalis/ Songs of Peer, Ltd. (ASCAP)/ Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./ Boatwright Baby (BMI). All rights administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)/ Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Casa Jaco Music. All rights on behalf of Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC and Casa Jaco administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 8 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

    Production Credits
    “Banjo”
    Produced by Dann Huff, Rascal Flatts
    Recorded by Justin Niebank, Mark Hagen, Sean Neff, Drew Bollman at The Grip (Nashville, TN), Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Taylor Nyquist
    Digital Editing by Mark Hagen, Sean Neff
    Mixed by Justin Niebank at Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Seth Morton, Nathan Yarborough
    Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering (Portland, ME)
    A&R: Allison Jones, Kelly King, Darrell Franklin
    Production Coordination by Mike “Frog” Griffith
    Copy Coordination by Whitney Sutton

    Acoustic 12-String Guitar, Bouzouki, Mandolin – Dann Huff
    Electric Guitar – Joe Don Rooney, Tom Bukovac, Dann Huff
    Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle Solo – Ilya Toshinskiy, Joe Don Rooney, Jonathan Yudkin
    Bass – Jay DeMarcus
    Fiddle – Jonathan Yudkin
    Keyboards, B-3 Organ – Charlie Judge
    Wurlitzer Electric Piano – Robbie Buchanan
    Percussion – Eric Darken
    Drums – Dorian Crozier

    Hot In Here

    (Dallas Davidson, Kelley Lovelace, Ashley Gorley)

    © 2012 EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ String Stretcher Music (BMI). All rights for String Stretcher Music administered by EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ EMI April Music Inc./ Didn’t Have To Be Music (ASCAP). All rights for Didn’t Have To Be Music administered by EMI April Music Inc./ External Combustion Music/ Out Of The Taperoom Music/ Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing (ASCAP). All rights administered by Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

    Production Credits
    “Hot In Here”
    Produced by Dann Huff, Rascal Flatts
    Recorded by Justin Niebank, Mark Hagen, Sean Neff, Drew Bollman at The Grip (Nashville, TN), Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Taylor Nyquist
    Digital Editing by Mark Hagen, Sean Neff
    Mixed by Justin Niebank at Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Seth Morton, Nathan Yarborough
    Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering (Portland, ME)
    A&R: Allison Jones, Kelly King, Darrell Franklin
    Production Coordination by Mike “Frog” Griffith
    Copy Coordination by Whitney Sutton

    Electric Guitar – Joe Don Rooney, Tom Bukovac
    B-Bender Guitar – Dann Huff
    Guitar Solo – Joe Don Rooney
    Steel Guitar – Paul Franklin
    Bass – Jay DeMarcus
    Mandolin, Viola, Accordion – Jonathan Yudkin
    B-3 Organ, Synths – Charlie Judge
    Piano – Robbie Buchanan
    Percussion – Eric Darken
    Drums – Dorian Crozier

    Come Wake Me Up

    (Sean McConnell, Johan Fransson, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren)

    © 2012 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./ Little Beluga Music (BMI). All rights administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)/ Warner/Chappell Music Scandinavia AB (STIM). All rights administered by WB Music Corp (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

    Production Credits
    “Come Wake Me Up”
    Produced by Dann Huff, Rascal Flatts
    Recorded by Justin Niebank, Mark Hagen, Sean Neff, Drew Bollman at The Grip (Nashville, TN), Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Taylor Nyquist
    Digital Editing by Mark Hagen, Sean Neff
    Mixed by Justin Niebank at Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Seth Morton, Nathan Yarborough
    Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering (Portland, ME)
    A&R: Allison Jones, Kelly King, Darrell Franklin
    Production Coordination by Mike “Frog” Griffith
    Copy Coordination by Whitney Sutton

    Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki, Mandolin, Ganjo – Dann Huff
    Electric Guitar – Joe Don Rooney, Tom Bukovac, Dann Huff
    Steel Guitar – Paul Franklin
    Bass – Jay DeMarcus
    Synths, Strings – Charlie Judge
    Piano – Robbie Buchanan
    Percussion – Eric Darken
    Drums – Dorian Crozier

    She’s Leaving

    (Jeffrey Steele, Tom Hambridge)

    © 2010 Jeffrey Steele Music (BMI)/ Tom Hambridge Tunes (ASCAP). All rights on behalf of Jeffrey Steele Music (BMI), administered by BPJ Administration, PO Box 218061, Nashville, TN 37221-8061. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

    Production Credits
    “She’s Leaving”
    Produced by Dann Huff, Rascal Flatts
    Recorded by Justin Niebank, Mark Hagen, Sean Neff, Drew Bollman at The Grip (Nashville, TN), Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Taylor Nyquist
    Digital Editing by Mark Hagen, Sean Neff
    Mixed by Justin Niebank at Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Seth Morton, Nathan Yarborough
    Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering (Portland, ME)
    A&R: Allison Jones, Kelly King, Darrell Franklin
    Production Coordination by Mike “Frog” Griffith
    Copy Coordination by Whitney Sutton

    Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Dobro – Ilya Toshinskiy
    Electric Guitar – Joe Don Rooney, Tom Bukovac, Dann Huff
    WaWa Guitar Solo – Joe Don Rooney
    Bass – Jay DeMarcus
    Fiddle, Violin, Viola, Cello – Jonathan Yudkin
    Strings on “She’s Leaving” composed, arranged and performed by Jonathan Yudkin
    Keyboards – Charlie Judge
    Percussion – Eric Darken
    Drums – Chris McHugh

    Let It Hurt

    (Jay DeMarcus, Caitlyn Smith, Gordie Sampson)

    © 2012 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC/ Eileenssong. All rights on behalf of Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC and Eileenssong administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 8 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203/ Music Of Stage Three/ Songs of Cornman (BMI). All rights administered by BMG Chrysalis/ Dash8 Music/ Bughouse Music (ASCAP). All rights on behalf of Dash8 Music and Bughouse administered by Bug. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

    Production Credits
    “Let It Hurt”
    Produced by Dann Huff, Rascal Flatts
    Recorded by Justin Niebank, Mark Hagen, Sean Neff, Drew Bollman at The Grip (Nashville, TN), Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Taylor Nyquist
    Digital Editing by Mark Hagen, Sean Neff
    Mixed by Justin Niebank at Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Seth Morton, Nathan Yarborough
    Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering (Portland, ME)
    A&R: Allison Jones, Kelly King, Darrell Franklin
    Production Coordination by Mike “Frog” Griffith
    Copy Coordination by Whitney Sutton

    Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki – Ilya Toshinskiy
    Electric Guitar – Joe Don Rooney, Tom Bukovac, Dann Huff
    Guitar Solo – Joe Don Rooney
    Steel Guitar – Paul Franklin
    Bass – Jay DeMarcus
    Synths, Strings – Charlie Judge
    Piano – Gordon Mote
    Percussion – Eric Darken
    Drums – Chris McHugh

    Lovin’ Me

    (Neil Thrasher, Tom Shapiro, Jimmy Yeary)

    © 2012 BMG Gold Songs/ We Jam Writers Group (ASCAP). Administered by BMG Chrysalis/ Songs of Peer, Ltd. (ASCAP)/ EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ Little Dooey Music (BMI).  All rights for Little Dooey Music administered by EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ Black To Black Songs/ ole (BMI). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

    Production Credits
    “Lovin’ Me”
    Produced by Dann Huff, Rascal Flatts
    Recorded by Justin Niebank, Mark Hagen, Sean Neff, Drew Bollman at The Grip (Nashville, TN), Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Taylor Nyquist
    Digital Editing by Mark Hagen, Sean Neff
    Mixed by Justin Niebank at Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Seth Morton, Nathan Yarborough
    Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering (Portland, ME)
    A&R: Allison Jones, Kelly King, Darrell Franklin
    Production Coordination by Mike “Frog” Griffith
    Copy Coordination by Whitney Sutton

    Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin – Dann Huff
    Electric Guitar – Joe Don Rooney, Tom Bukovac, Dann Huff
    Guitar Solo – Joe Don Rooney
    Bass – Jay DeMarcus
    Mandolin, Octomandolin – Ilya Toshinskiy
    Banjo – Travis Toy
    Keyboards – Charlie Judge
    Piano – Robbie Buchanan
    Percussion – Eric Darken
    Drums – Dorian Crozier

    Hurry Baby

    (Jason Sellers, Tom Shapiro, Paul Jenkins)

    © 2012 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Becky's Boy Music. All rights on behalf of Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC and Becky's Boy Music administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 8 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203/ EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ Little Dooey Music (BMI). All rights for Little Dooey Music administered by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

    Production Credits
    “Hurry Baby”
    Produced by Dann Huff, Rascal Flatts
    Recorded by Justin Niebank, Mark Hagen, Sean Neff, Drew Bollman at The Grip (Nashville, TN), Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Taylor Nyquist Digital Editing by Mark Hagen, Sean Neff
    Mixed by Justin Niebank at Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Seth Morton, Nathan Yarborough
    Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering (Portland, ME)
    A&R: Allison Jones, Kelly King, Darrell Franklin
    Production Coordination by Mike “Frog” Griffith
    Copy Coordination by Whitney Sutton

    Acoustic Guitar – Ilya Toshinskiy
    Electric Guitar – Joe Don Rooney, Tom Bukovac, Dann Huff
    Guitar Solo – Joe Don Rooney
    Steel Guitar – Paul Franklin
    Bass – Jay DeMarcus
    Keyboards, Programming – Charlie Judge
    Piano – Robbie Buchanan
    Percussion – Eric Darken
    Drums – Dorian Crozier

    Sunrise

    (Joe Don Rooney, Nathan Chapman)

    © 2012 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC/ Digital Warrior/ Pain In The Art Publishing. All rights administered Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 8 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

    Production Credits
    “Sunrise”
    Produced by Dann Huff, Rascal Flatts
    Recorded by Justin Niebank, Mark Hagen, Sean Neff, Drew Bollman at The Grip (Nashville, TN), Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Taylor Nyquist
    Digital Editing by Mark Hagen, Sean Neff
    Mixed by Justin Niebank at Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Seth Morton, Nathan Yarborough
    Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering (Portland, ME)
    A&R: Allison Jones, Kelly King, Darrell Franklin Production Coordination by Mike “Frog” Griffith
    Copy Coordination by Whitney Sutton

    Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Sitar – Dann Huff
    Electric Guitar – Joe Don Rooney, Tom Bukovac, Dann Huff
    Guitar Solo – Joe Don Rooney
    Bass – Jay DeMarcus
    B-3 Organ, Synths – Charlie Judge
    Percussion – Eric Darken
    Drums – Chris McHugh

    Great Big Love**

    (Gary LeVox, Kara DioGuardi, Marti Frederiksen, Gordie Sampson)

    © 2012 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC. All rights administered Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 8 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203/ Sunshine Terrace (BMI)/ Bug Music (BMI)/ Half Of My Publishing (BMI)/ Art In The Fodder (BMI)/ Dash8 Music (ASCAP)/ Bughouse (ASCAP). All rights on behalf of Sunshine Terrace, Half Of My Publishing, Art In the Fodder and Dash8 Music administered by Bug. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

    Production Credits
    “Great Big Love”
    Produced by Rascal Flatts
    Recorded by Sean Neff at The Grip (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Taylor Nyquist
    Digital Editing by Sean Neff
    Mixed by Sean Neff at The Grip (Nashville, TN)
    Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering (Portland, ME)
    A&R: Allison Jones, Kelly King, Darrell Franklin
    Production Coordination by Mike “Frog” Griffith
    Copy Coordination by Whitney Sutton

    Electric Guitar – Joe Don Rooney, Tom Bukovac, Jay DeMarcus
    Steel Guitar – Travis Toy
    Bass – Jay DeMarcus
    Mandolin – Ilya Toshinskiy
    Fiddle – Jenee Fleener
    Keyboards, Programming – Charlie Judge
    Programming – David Huff, Sean Neff
    Drums, Cowbell – Shannon Forrest

    A Little Home

    (Neil Thrasher, Kelley Lovelace, Ashley Gorley)

    © 2012 BMG Gold Songs/ We Jam Writers Group (ASCAP). All rights administered by BMG Chrysalis/ Songs of Peer, Ltd. (ASCAP)/ EMI April Music Inc./ Didn’t Have To Be Music (ASCAP). All rights for Didn’t Have To Be Music administered by EMI April Music Inc./ External Combustion Music/ Out Of The Taperoom Music/ Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing (ASCAP). All rights administered by Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

    Production Credits
    “A Little Home”
    Produced by Dann Huff, Rascal Flatts
    Recorded by Justin Niebank, Mark Hagen, Sean Neff, Drew Bollman at The Grip (Nashville, TN), Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Taylor Nyquist
    Digital Editing by Mark Hagen, Sean Neff
    Mixed by Justin Niebank at Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Seth Morton, Nathan Yarborough
    Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering (Portland, ME)
    A&R: Allison Jones, Kelly King, Darrell Franklin
    Production Coordination by Mike “Frog” Griffith
    Copy Coordination by Whitney Sutton

    Acoustic Guitar – Tom Bukovac, Dann Huff
    Electric Guitar – Dann Huff
    Guitar Solo, Fills – Joe Don Rooney
    Violin, Viola, Cello – Jonathan Yudkin
    (FOR FILE ONLY credit should read: Strings on “A Little Home” composed, arranged and performed by Jonathan Yudkin)
    Mandolin – Ilya Toshinskiy
    Bass – Jay DeMarcus
    Keyboards – Charlie Judge
    Piano – Gordon Mote
    Percussion – Eric Darken
    Drums – Chris McHugh

    Friday**

    (Jeffrey Steele, Ira Dean)

    © 2012 Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC/ Hillbilly Rich Music. All rights administered Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 8 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203/ Jeffrey Steele Music (BMI). All rights on behalf of Jeffrey Steele Music (BMI), administered by BPJ Administration, PO Box 218061, Nashville, TN 37221-8061. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

    Production Credits
    “Friday”
    Produced by Rascal Flatts
    Recorded by Sean Neff at The Grip (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Taylor Nyquist
    Digital Editing by Sean Neff
    Mixed by Sean Neff at The Grip (Nashville, TN)
    Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering (Portland, ME)
    A&R: Allison Jones, Kelly King, Darrell Franklin
    Production Coordination by Mike “Frog” Griffith
    Copy Coordination by Whitney Sutton

    Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin – Ilya Toshinskiy
    Electric Guitar – Joe Don Rooney, Tom Bukovac
    Steel Guitar – Travis Toy
    Bass – Jay DeMarcus
    Fiddle – Jenee Fleener
    Keyboards, Programming – Charlie Judge
    Drums – Shannon Forrest

    Fall Here**

    (Lee Thomas Miller, Neil Thrasher and Tom Shapiro)

    © 2012 Writers of Sea Gayle Music (BMI), Itchy Baby Music (BMI)/ EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ Little Dooey Music (BMI). All rights for Little Dooey Music administered by EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ BMG Gold Songs (ASCAP)/ We Jam Writers Group (ASCAP), administered by BMG Chrysalis/ Songs of Peer, Ltd (ASCAP). All rights reserved. Used by permission.

    Production Credits
    “Fall Here”
    Produced by Rascal Flatts
    Recorded by Sean Neff at The Grip (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Taylor Nyquist
    Digital Editing by Sean Neff
    Mixed by Sean Neff at The Grip (Nashville, TN)
    Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering (Portland, ME)
    A&R: Allison Jones, Kelly King, Darrell Franklin
    Production Coordination by Mike “Frog” Griffith
    Copy Coordination by Whitney Sutton

    Acoustic Guitar – Ilya Toshinskiy
    Electric Guitar – Joe Don Rooney, Tom Bukovac, Jay DeMarcus
    Steel Guitar – Travis Toy
    Bass – Jay DeMarcus
    Mandolin, Bouzouki – Jay DeMarcus
    Violin, Viola – Jenee Fleener
    Keyboards, Programming – Charlie Judge
    Programming – David Huff
    Drums – Shannon Forrest

    Right One Time

    (Wendell Mobley, Jimmy Yeary, Tony Martin)

    © 2012 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp./ Boatwright Baby (BMI). All rights administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)/ EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ Beattyville Music/ Great Day At This Music (BMI). All rights for Beattyville Music and Great Day At This Music administered by EMI Blackwood Music Inc./ Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC/ Casa Jaco Music. All rights on behalf of Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC and Casa Jaco Music administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 8 Music Square West, Nashville, TN 37203. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

    Production Credits
    “Right One Time”
    Produced by Dann Huff, Rascal Flatts
    Recorded by Justin Niebank, Mark Hagen, Sean Neff, Drew Bollman at The Grip (Nashville, TN), Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Taylor Nyquist
    Digital Editing by Mark Hagen, Sean Neff
    Mixed by Justin Niebank at Blackbird Studios (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Drew Bollman, Seth Morton, Nathan Yarborough
    Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering (Portland, ME)
    A&R: Allison Jones, Kelly King, Darrell Franklin
    Production Coordination by Mike “Frog” Griffith
    Copy Coordination by Whitney Sutton

    Acoustic Guitar – Joe Don Rooney, Dann Huff
    Electric Guitar – Joe Don Rooney, Tom Bukovac, Dann Huff
    Guitar Solo, Fills – Joe Don Rooney
    Steel Guitar – Paul Franklin
    Bass – Jay DeMarcus
    Mandolin, Bouzouki – Dann Huff
    Keyboards – Charlie Judge
    Piano – Gordon Mote
    Percussion – Eric Darken
    Drums – Chris McHugh

    Next To You, Next To Me**

    (Robert Ellis Orrall, Curtis Wright)

    © 1990 Universal Music – MGB Songs/ 2Kids Music (ASCAP). All rights for 2Kids Music controlled and administered by Universal Music - MGB Songs/ Cal IV Songs (ASCAP). All rights on behalf of Cal IV Songs administered by Cal IV Entertainment, LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

    Production Credits
    “Next To You, Next To Me”
    Produced by Rascal Flatts
    Recorded by Sean Neff at The Grip (Nashville, TN); Assisted by Taylor Nyquist
    Digital Editing by Sean Neff
    Mixed by Sean Neff at The Grip (Nashville, TN)
    Mastered by Adam Ayan at Gateway Mastering (Portland, ME)
    A&R: Allison Jones, Kelly King, Darrell Franklin
    Production Coordination: Mike Griffith
    Copy Correction: Whitney Sutton

    Acoustic Guitar – Ilya Toshinskiy, Tom Bukovac
    Electric Guitar – Joe Don Rooney, Tom Bukovac
    Dobro – Travis Toy
    Bass – Jay DeMarcus
    Fiddle – Jenee Fleener
    Keyboards, Programming – Charlie Judge
    Drums – Shannon Forrest


    ALBUM PACKAGING CREDITS:

    Album Organization, Love & Support: Big Machine Label Group
    Art Direction: Big Machine Label Group Creative Team
    Graphic Designer: Becky Reiser
    Photographer: Randee St. Nicholas
    Wardrobe Stylist: John Murphy
    Hair & Make-Up: Tony Caldwell


    BOOKING/MGMT CREDITS:

    Management: Spalding Entertainment
    Booking: William Morris Endeavor


    GARY Wishes to Thank:
    Psalms 42:8 “But each day the Lord pours his unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing his songs, praying to God that gives me life.” Lord Jesus, I thank You first because You are first in my life. You have blessed me beyond measure and I thank You for Your grace, mercy and never-ending love. I serve You humbly and I'm so thankful to have the Prince of Peace as the center of my life! To my wife and my babies, you are my greatest rewards in life, my truest joys and my best friends. I love you completely, unconditionally and forever. I'm who I am today because of your love. My angels!!!!! Hubbard- the Lord has blessed me with the greatest Mom in the world. You’re my hero and I love you. I'm so honored to be your son! Kev- You mean the world to me. I love ya bud. Dad- I love you. Jay and JD- What we share, have shared, and will share, you could never put a price on or a word to describe it. I love you both and love the music we make together! Toxey- Love ya bro and treasure our friendship. My man! Dise- My brotha, I love ya and I thank you for your friendship. You mean the world to me. Mark Drury- Love ya bud and I can't wait to make some more memories. I cherish our friendship. Jonsey- Thank you so much for keepin’ me safe on life's journey. You are the best brotha. Love ya! Bobby Cole- Thank you brotha for everything. Love ya. My Mossy Oak family and Gamekeepers family- You’re the absolute greatest and I live to do what we love so much! Tim Tebow- I’m so proud of ya bro. You’re a great inspiration in my life and our brotherhood is unwavering. Your heart is bigger than any record you will ever set. Love ya and say it back! Robby Tebow- You’re the best bro, and I thank you for being you. Dakota Meyer- None of us can thank you enough for your sacrifice. I'm so proud of ya and cherish our friendship brotha. Semper Fi! To all the folks at C Prime, and Mike Ziebell and everyone at Mathews bows, thanks for your friendship. To all my friends and family, thank you for all your prayers and support. I hope y'all love this album as much as we do. May God bless you all!

    JAY Wishes to Thank:
    Enough could never be said for how God, our Father, has had His hand on us. We would never have made it the last 11 years without His guidance. I am eternally grateful for all of the blessings He has given us. To my wonderful wife, Ali, and my precious little angel, Maddie, I can’t imagine my life without you. My life has completely changed forever and I’m so thankful that I get to share it with you two!! I love you forever… My Mommy, being called a momma’s boy has always been just fine with me! I love you more than I could ever express… Thank you. My Dad, I love making music with you… and I love YOU. Tiffany, Lacie, Clayton and Ava… I love you so much. You mean the world to me. I could not ask for a better family. Robert and Jane, my Jackson family!! I love you both, thank you for having Ali!  It’s been fun to watch you become Grandparents!! Mamaw, Grandmother Alderson, Rudy and James, I love you all. Joe Don and Gary, I love you both so much and I’m so proud of how we’ve weathered our many storms together. I sincerely hope that other bands share the same kind of bond that we do. If they don’t, they are truly missing the whole experience… Thank you for allowing me to be a part of such an incredible journey!!! For lack of space, not importance, I want to thank the following: Danny Murray, Neal Coomer, John Peach, Tom Bukovac, Monty Powell, James Slater, Hillary Lindsey, Caitlyn Smith, Gordie Sampson, Sean Neff, Taylor Nyquist, Sean Petty, Mark Wright, Caroline Bradley, Emily Spalding, Yamaha, Fender, Ernie Ball, Ampeg Amplification, Valentino’s Restaurant, Giovanni’s, Donato’s Pizza, Sno Caps, Peanut M&M’s, Daniel Meng, Mickey Trainer, Drew Bennett, Billy Zabka, Johnathon Schaech, Michael Beckner, Phil Conserva, Kix Brooks, Kevin Carter and the team at Waiting for Wishes…

    @joedonrooney Wishes to Thank:
    I give all the glory to you God & I thank you for all that you've allowed me to be a part of! With this gift of music you've given me, I've been able to travel the world & meet so many extraordinary people & have experienced so many unbelievable moments that I truly feel blessed & humbled all in the same breath. And now, because of what You envisioned for me, I have this life that I'm so very thankful for & this list of people below that I'm so grateful to know, cherish & love! My sweet Tiffany, you are my ROCK, my confidant, my best friend, the wind that moves my sail and above all you are my angel sent to me to make my life sweeter than it could ever be. Thank you for being the wife, mother & woman I always dreamed I'd one day have by my side! I love you dearly -ur bear. Jag & Rocky, you are my inspiration, period! I just look at you two & I can't believe that I helped create you. I am simply overwhelmed with happiness that you are now in my life! I'm so undeserving of such beautiful babies...& man, I am so glad you favor your momma! :) I can't wait to watch you both grow through the years...what a joy & a journey it's gonna be! Forever in my heart -Daddy. Momma Jo & Daddy Windell...your love amazes me! In a world where so many give in, you two have never given up! Congrats on 52 years now! Robin, Mike & Kelly...I love you guys so much & pray for you & your sweet families every day. I can't wait for all four of us to hang again soon & catch up on all those old memories & all of our sibling rivalries! :) @garylevox & @jaydemarcus Here we go again! What a blessed career we've had boys, and it seems to just get stronger & better with every note played, song sung, show performed & project finalized! I'm still loving every minute of it & feel honored to share it all with you two badasses! And man, haven't we all been completely "CHANGED" through the years & through our experiences & for the better! Our lives, our families, our growth together (Proverbs 27:17) & as individuals...this album sure says it all, doesn't it! Love you boys! A very special thanks to Lee Pharris, Ivey Durham, Lauren Simpson, John Peach, John Payne, Dave Graef, John Murphy, Gibson Guitars, Ernie Ball, Bogner Amps, PRS, Fractal, Flaxwood, Taylor Guitars, DBZ Guitars, Sennheiser, DLS Effects, Shure, RJM Technology, Little Walter Amps, Ultimate Ears, & to my amazing Florida fam Pam & Don & Joey Bayler (I love you guys so much), my other babies (pups) Coco & Dolly & RIP Stevie Ray. jdr

    RASCAL FLATTS Wishes to Thank:
    Clarence, Jake and everyone at Spalding Entertainment In a year of huge changes, it’s been so great to have guidance from such steady hands. Thank you. Your hard work, tenacity, and passion is a safe place. Let's go!!!! Scott and everyone at Big Machine- What a wonderful partnership! We cannot express enough what an honor it is to be part of such an extraordinary team. Trey and Doug- thank you for your guidance over the years. We will always treasure our memories together… Our band and road crew- Thank you for being an extension of us… You guys make it happen every single night. Bus drivers, truck drivers, we love you all! Our lives are literally in your hands!! Brian O’Connell, Patrick, Mindy and Live Nation- Thanks for all the wonderful years! Here’s to a whole bunch more!! Dann Huff- You are the man. We love you so much and appreciate your continued passion for our music. More than just making music together, you are truly a friend… You ALWAYS go the extra mile for us. Thank you! In no particular order; thank you to Mary Ann McCready, Jason Fridenstein and all the folks at FBMM, Mike Milom, Jessie Schmidt and Darlene Bieber, Kelly King, Melissa Schleicher, Tony Caldwell, John Murphy, Justin Niebank. All the song writers, publishers, and musicians who contributed to this record, HSC Catering, Diamond Coach, CMT, GAC, Shure microphones, Rob Beckham and William Morris Endeavor, Troy Tomlinson and everyone at Sony, Ultimate Ears, MD Live Video Production and VER, Jerry Callejas at ProTravel, Mike McGrath, Tristan Kirkbride, Zach Henderson, NRA Country, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Farmers Insurance, Bandit Lights, SGPS, Charlie Terell, Bruce Rogers, John Jacobson, Mass Relevance, Tempus Jets, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Red Cross, The Jason Foundation, Make A Wish, Stage Call Trucking, Sound Image, and Robert Frost. Pete Fisher, Steve Buchanan and all our new Opry “family” - on October 8th, 2011 you made a lifelong dream come true for us! We are eternally grateful and honored to be members!!! And to our buddy Vince Gill, thanks for the invitation to join...we'll never forget that special night bro! Country radio- You guys have continued to be one of our most important partners. Thank you for taking our music to the masses… There is not enough room to adequately thank you enough!! A huge THANK YOU to our military and their families. There is never enough to say about your dedication and service to our country. God Bless America. Our Flatts Family- You guys are the best in the world!! We have and will always make our music for you guys. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for buying our records, tickets and for being so loyal to us through the years! Seeing you guys on the road each night makes all the miles and days away from home completely worth it!! Can’t wait to see ya again soon!!!


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