I’ve been a Rascal Flatts fan since their first single, “Prayin’ for Daylight” hit the radio waves in 2000. Over the past 12 years they’ve released seven albums and when I was given the chance to review their eighth, the recently released Changed, it took me all of a millisecond to reply with a resounding “YES, PLEASE!”
I was actually a little worried that the title, Changed, was an indicator that they were switching gears and going in a different direction with their sound, which has always been a perfect mix of country and rock. I’m not the kind of gal who likes when artists with a consistently awesome, unique sound do a total 180 and leave their fans in the dust.
And while it’s clear the Rascal Flatts fellas are always striving to keep things fresh and entertaining, my fears were quickly quelled once I got the album in my hot little hands.
Changed is “fresh and new,” but continues to deliver their totally rad, solid style without making longtime fans scratch their heads and wonder “What were they thinking? That didn’t sound like the artist I’ve grown to love at all.” To me, that’s really important.
“Changed” is actually the title track, a touching and spiritual song about letting faith help you get back on track and move in a new, promising direction. It’s an inspiring, uplifting song and one of my faves on the album.
I say “one of my faves” because it would be hard to choose a single favorite. The whole album was totally Rascal Flatts at their best–not a “skippable” song on the whole CD. I enjoyed every tune, from the rocking “Great Big Love” to the soft, sentimental “Let It Hurt.”
The complete list of tracks on the Changed album are:
- Hot In Here
- Come Wake Me Up
- She’s Leaving
- Let It Hurt
- Lovin’ Me
- Hurry Baby
- Great Big Love
- A Little Home
I loved the album. If you’re a Flatts fan, you won’t be disappointed, and if you’re a newbie to modern country, you’ll enjoy Changed. It totally has my seal of approval.
If you’d like see Rascal Flatts in concert, you can check out their tour schedule here.
Disclosure: I received a copy of “Changed” through the One2OneNetwork in order to facilitate my review. No additional compensation was received; all opinions are my own.