Rascal Flatts “Banjo” Marks Their 14th #1 Single
Rascal Flatts is having a very good year. In early April, the Big Machine Records vocal supergroup debuted their eighth studio album, Changed, at #1 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart. Now, Rascal Flatts officially earned their 14th #1 single at Country radio with “Banjo,” the lead single off Changed after only being on the charts for 16 weeks.
“Thanks to Country radio and our fans for loving this song,” said Rascal Flatts lead vocalist Gary LeVox. “You guys never cease to amaze us!” “Banjo”— along with the entire Changed album— has received rave reviews from some of the most revered music critics at the Associated Press, New York Times, NPR and USA Today.
The music video for “Banjo” garnered Rascal Flatts a 2012 CMT Music Award nomination for Group of the Year. The CMT Music Awards air live on Wednesday, June 6 and fan voting is available now through June 4 at www.cmt.com.
“Banjo,” was written by songwriting veterans Tony Martin, Wendell Mobley and Neil Thrasher. Five of the songs on ChangedI were written by Rascal Flatts members.
Since their debut in 2000, the band has sold over 21 million albums, 25 million digital downloads and delivered 14 #1 singles. Rascal Flatts is the most awarded Country group of the past decade, earning over 40 trophies from the ACAs, ACMs, AMAs, CMAs, People's Choice Awards and more.
As one of the hottest-selling acts on tour in any genre, they’ve sold over 6 million concert tickets, and counting. On June 15, they will kick off their summer tour, Farmers Insurance Presents “Changed Tour,” with Little Big Town, and Big Machine Label Group labelmates Eli Young Band and Edens Edge. For tour dates and album updates, visit www.rascalflatts.com.