Released: Apr 2009
Label: Lyric Street Records
With their sixth album, Rascal Flatts continue to move beyond the boy band whispers that have trailed them since they first started raining hit singles on the country charts in 2000. Big guitar solos punctuate their harmony-rich songs (even the slow ones have punch), and lead single "Here Comes Goodbye," with its gut-wrenching storyline and drink-along chorus, is almost new country Nickelback. "She'd Be California" reasserts their country roots before banking into the sort of Beach Boys bridge that has always made people look a little harder at the Columbus, Ohio, trio.