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~catchy songs -- awesome cd~
on April 8, 2009
If you're a fan of Rascal Flatts, you will totally love this album! Top to bottom, the songs are all very strong. They all have amazing harmony, and cross many different musical genres. This should assure more of the same continued success that has given Rascal Flatts the honor of "top country group" at the ACM Awards for 7 consecutive years.
"Love Who You Love" starts off the CD with an awesome, classic Rascal Flatts song - which should soon be a sure-fire #1 hit. A Very catchy and upbeat tune, which features well written lyrics with a nice message. Their first single ("Here Comes Goodbye") is already #1 on the country charts, which it definitely deserves. It's a great power-ballad which features the amazing combination of Jay's piano playing, Gary's vocals, Jo Don's Guitar, and Dann Huff's production.
The title track is a very good song which is definitely hit material, as is "Once" (another potential single written by Jeffrey Steele). "Things That Matter" carries a message that so many of us need to hear, and it wastes no time getting the wise words across. "Summer Nights" is a perfect summer concert song, and a much more tasteful alternative to "Bob That Head" from their last album.
Overall, I think that the final track - "Why" - is the very best song on the album. It is an unbelievably powerful and emotional ballad, which deals with a sensitive topic in such a unique way. The lyrics will give you chills when you realize what they are really about. To me, this one has "Song of the Year" written all over it. A great ending to a really great album.