Rascal Flatts Debut Upbeat New Song 'Dance' From Forthcoming Album 'Back to Us': Premiere

Rascal Flatts
David McClister

Rascal Flatts

As Rascal Flatts prepare for the release of their 10th studio album on May 19, they wanted to share another track with fans to get even more excited for the LP. Titled "Dance," the upbeat new track premieres now exclusively on Billboard.

The song -- which was co-written by Rascal Flatts' lead guitarist Joe Don Rooney -- begins with a gentle guitar-plucking beat as Gary LeVox sings the opening lines but quickly builds to an extremely danceable beat, fitting the title. While Rooney tells Billboard he's glad his bandmates wanted to take a chance on his song, bassist Jay DeMarcus insists that the song was too irresistible to turn down.

"It’s a great uptempo song, it’s just so catchy," he said. "We did something fun and had a few contest winners come in and sing on the chorus with us. I’m really, really proud of that track just because of the energy it has. There’s a wonderful guitar solo on it that Joe Don gets to step out on."

"Dance" is the sixth track Rascal Flatts have previewed from Back to Us, an album that's as true to its title as "Dance" is to its fun melody. "People fell in love with us for a reason, and we tried to identify what those reasons were, capitalize on them, and highlight them on this record," DeMarcus told Billboard in a recent interview. The album is due May 19 on Big Machine Records.

Listen to "Dance" below.


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