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Rascal Flatts’ ‘Changed’ Lands at No. 1 on Country Album Charts

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Rascal Flatts dropped their eighth studio album, ‘Changed,’ on April 3, and it debuted at the No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200. This week, however, the trio’s newest project elbowed its way past the Top 2 and landed at No. 1, having sold nearly 130,000 copies in its first week. This marks the ‘Banjo‘ singers’ seventh No. 1 record in a row and their second release with Big Machine Label Group.

And while we’re guessing the trio was pretty excited to watch their record hit the very top of the chart — boxing out Lionel Richie‘s ‘Tuskegee‘ — Rascal Flatts are also collaborators on the Richie record, so they’re just having a great week overall. The guys sing ‘Dancing on the Ceiling’ with the soulful legend on the duets record, which hit stores March 26.

In addition to releasing a new record and watching it climb, Rascal Flatts have been keeping super busy making television appearances on shows like ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show‘ and ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ as well as taking part in Feeding America’s Outnumber Hunger initiative to combat hunger in the US. Speaking about their new record recently, Jay DeMarcus said the title perfectly represents where the band is in life.

“We’ve gone through a year and a half of monumental changes in the careers and the lives of Rascal Flatts,” he explains (quote via Big Machine Records). “And for us it was a no-brainer when we heard the song and we sat down and we thought about where we are in life right now. It was the perfect message to say to the fans that we’ve indeed been changed in a big way.”

Delving into those emotions seems to have been a good choice, as the band is now reaping the benefits of an album receiving quite the welcome from fans everywhere.

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