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TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwire – Aug. 3, 2010) – ole, one of the world’s largest independent music publishers, has landed the lead single “Why Wait” from Rascal Flatts‘ upcoming album Nothing Like This for their new label, Big Machine Records. A co-write of Jimmy Yeary, Neil Thrasher and Tom Shapiro, the single has just been released to country radio. The album, […]
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 3, 2010) –
ole, one of the world's largest independent music publishers, has landed the lead single "Why Wait" from Rascal Flatts' upcoming album Nothing Like This for their new label, Big Machine Records. A co-write of Jimmy Yeary, Neil Thrasher and Tom Shapiro, the single has just been released to country radio. The album, the seventh studio release from Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney, members of country music's most awarded group of the millennium, rolls out on November 16.
"This power house group, combined with the strong marketing sense and label support of Scott Borchetta and Big Machine, is bound to set off fireworks at radio and retail," says ole's Chief Creative Officer, Gilles Godard. "That, combined with a truly great song, creates the perfect storm. We are thrilled for Jimmy Yeary and proud to be part of Rascal Flatts' new album project!"
Formed in a Printer's Alley nightclub in Nashville in the late '90s, Rascal Flatts met with immediate success with their debut single, "Prayin' For Daylight," (co-written by ole'sRick Giles) in early 2000, the first of four consecutive Top 10 hits from their self-titled debut album. Over the next decade, the group would never stray far from the upper echelon of the charts as they celebrated 11 number one singles and 21 Top 10s as each of their six studio albums achieved multi-platinum status with total sales approaching 20 million along with 25 million digital downloads. Each of those six albums has also made Billboard's Top 100 Country Albums of the Decade listing.
Since 2003, Rascal Flatts has been named top vocal group every year at the Academy of Country Music (ACM) and Country Music Association (CMA) awards. They have also won multiple American Music Awards and People's Choice Awards. As a touring act, they have notched ticket sales of nearly $6 million and have set more venue attendance records over the decade than any other country act. The band, which will receive a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011, has raised over $3 million dollars for the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville in the past few years.
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