'Gang' War

Country trio Rascal Flatts will release its fourth album, "Me and My Gang," this week via Lyric Street. First single "What Hurts the Most" is new at No. 1 this week on Billboard's Hot Country Singles

Country trio Rascal Flatts will release its fourth album, "Me and My Gang," this week via Lyric Street. First single "What Hurts the Most" is new at No. 1 this week on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart.

"Me and My Gang" is the follow-up to 2004's "Feels Like Today," which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold more than 3.8 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Rascal Flatts, comprised of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney, also cracked the year-end roundup of the top 25 tours for the first time in 2005, grossing $26.3 million and drawing 777,384 people, according to Billboard Boxscore. The band beginning an amphitheatre tour May 26 in Holmdel, N.J., a leg that will run until the middle of September.

"With every album you record, you hope that you've grown as an entertainer and musician," says bassist and vocalist DeMarcus. "We've waited to share this music for a while now. I think our fans will hear more of what they are used to from us, but I also feel we've stretched our wings just a bit as well."