Country supergroup Rascal Flatts announced today that Good Morning America (ABC) will premiere a portion of the new music video for their current critically-acclaimed single, “Changed” on Wednesday, April 3. The video will air during the 8 AM hour on the No. 1 rated morning show in America. The video features actor Charles (Chip) Esten, who also stars as “Deacon Claybourne” on ABC’s hit series “NASHVILLE.”
“Changed” is the title track and third single from Flatts’ latest Big Machine Records studio album. The song is currently Top 20 and rising on the Country radio charts.
In regards to “Changed,” the New York Times said, “it’s a king-size song about modesty and rebaptism.” USA Today expressed “LeVox sings baptism song Changed with charismatic fervor.” And the Associated Press wrote “The title song strips the band's sound down to an earthier core, displaying how rich their harmonies have become.”
“This video treatment best captures the emotion and depth of the lyrics. It tells the story of a man on the brink of despair, who is ultimately saved by the ones around him, who love him the most. In that, he finds the strength to forgive himself,” said Rascal Flatts’ Jay DeMarcus.
Rascal Flatts are fans of “NASHVILLE” and that’s where they got the idea to have Esten star in the video.
“Chip is the consummate pro. He believed in the song and the message and wanted to be a part of it. We thought it would be a long shot to get him now that he's on the huge television show "Nashville" but in the end, after we black-mailed him, he agreed to do it. Seriously, it is an honor to have Chip, and all that he brings to the table attached to this very important video,” said DeMarcus.
The video will be available for viewing in its entirety on ABCNews.com after it appears on GMA. Beginning at 12 PM Eastern on April 3, the video will be available at Vevo.com. The video can be viewed everywhere on April 4.
"NASHVILLE" airs Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET on the ABC Television Network. Watch full episodes via http://beta.abc.go.com/shows/nashville.