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Jul 29

Rascal Flatts Signs With Big Machine Records

Rascal Flatts at a press conference on July 29, 2010, announcing their signing to Big Machine Records.

Rascal Flatts at a press conference on July 29, 2010, announcing their signing to Big Machine Records.

Rascal Flatts picked Taylor Swift to open for them in 2008 — now they’ve picked her label, Big Machine Records, as their new musical home.

“We are extremely excited about our new partnership with Big Machine Records!” says Jay DeMarcus, bassist and background vocalist for Rascal Flatts. “We believe that Scott Borchetta and all of the folks over there are a perfect fit for what Rascal Flatts is trying to accomplish over the next few years. The last 10 years have been amazing but we are even more excited about the next phase of our career; Scott understands us, he knows what we’re about and it’s always a wonderful thing to have someone who believes in you and your music that much in your corner.”

“Rascal Flatts are the biggest band in country music and we’re honored and thrilled to have them join the Big Machine Records family,” says Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta. “While they are celebrating their first ten years together I selfishly can’t wait to start on their next ten years. They have made a fantastic new album and they are completely energized and ready to take on not only the US but also the rest of the world. Why wait?”

“Why Wait,” indeed. That’s the title of their new single, their first one on Big Machine. Written by Neil Thrasher, Tom Shapiro and Jimmy Yeary, it’s already on the radio today. The new CD, Nothing Like This, will be in stores on November 16 and was produced by Dann Huff.

When their label, Lyric Street Records, announced it was closing last April, many wondered where the superstar trio would end up next. At the press conference, the Flatts told GAC’s Shanna Strassberg why they were so happy about their new home. Watch the interview here:

Check back tomorrow for more from the Rascal Flatts press conference!

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