Album releases become available for download Fridays at midnight East Coast Time. Since that’s 9pm Thursday night West Coast Time, every Thursday night, Pepper picks her three favorite songs from the new country albums and plays them on K-Frog for New at Nine! Here are her picks for this week.
Back to Us is the tenth studio album from Rascal Flatts, and for the first time, they used their road band in the studio to record the album, which the guys think resulted in magic.
“This album is special in so many ways,” says the band’s Joe Don Rooney. “You know we kind of locked ourselves away and really, really took our time with picking the right songs and writing songs for this album and spent a lot of time at Jay [DeMarcus]’s house in his home studio.
“And you know we were just comfortable and it was a very collective progress with the album, and it’s just amazing that we’re still able to find these songs and write these songs and make the kind of music we’re able to make after all these years. And just feel blessed and really humbled to still be in the business where there’s so many wonderful country artists now days.“
Here are the three songs from Back to Us that I played for New at Nine tonight:
- Back to Us
- Yours If You Want It
- Are You Happy Now (with Lauren Alaina)