'I Won't Let Go'
Off Rascal Flatts' seventh album 'Nothing Like This,' 'I Won't Let Go' was written by songwriters Jason Sellers and Steve Robson. This uplifting tune by about promising to be there no matter what the circumstance was written generically with the intent of making its message broad enough to fit any relationship, whether it be with a signficant other, a family member or with one's religious deity.
'My Wish' was released in 2006 as the third single off 'Me and My Gang.' The song was featured in the movie Letters to God and is a lyrical goodbye note to a child about to leave the nest. "My wish for you / Is that this life becomes all that you want it to / Your dreams stay big and your worries stay small."
The fourth single off Rascal Flatts' 2003 album 'Melt,' 'Mayberry' reached number one on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and also went as high as number 22 on Billboard's Hot 100. The song title borrows its name from the fictional town of Mayberry, North Carolina as seen in the classic The Andy Griffith Show. The song reminisces the easy-going life once portrayed in the show and how things have now changed in the fast paced society of today.
'Bless the Broken Road'
'Bless the Broken Road' is a cover by Rascal Flatts that had been performed previously by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Marcus Hummon. Rascal Flatts released the song in 2004 as part of their album 'Feels Like Today,' where it became the most successful version and spent five weeks as the number one country song.
'Take Me There'
The first single off the 'Still Feels Good' album, 'Take Me There' became Rascal Flatts' eighth number one single in 2007. Co-written by country superstar Kenny Chesney, the song became a crossover hit when it entered the pop charts as well. The song's lyrics is a love note to a new love and the adventures of getting to know somebody better. "I wanna know everything about you / And I wanna go, down every road you've been."
Released on the 'Melt' album, this single from 2002 album holds the title as the band's first number one country song. The song tells the story of a man who runs into a former lover and shares stories of what's happened since they broke up, mainly that he has spent the time thinking and dreaming about her.
'Why Wait' was released as the first single from the album 'Nothing Like This' in 2010. The song would eventually become the band's 11th number one country song and their first under their current label, Big Machine Records. As the title suggests, the song asks "why wait?" when it comes to "big question" between the narrator and the love of his life.
Feat. Natasha Bedingfield
Rascal Flatts recorded 'Easy' along with pop star Natasha Bedingfield which helped the song reach audiences outside of country music fans. 'Easy' is a midtempo contemporary break-up song about moving on from a broken relationship. Released in 2011 as the third single off 'Nothing Like This,' 'Easy' reached number 20 on the Adult Contemporary charts as well as hitting number three on the Billboard Country Songs chart.
'Life is a Highway'
The band recorded a cover of Tom Cochrane's famous hit 'Life is a Highway' for the Disney-Pixar animated film Cars in 2006. The song fit in perfectly with the theme of the film about a race car who discovers the simple pleasures of life when he finds himself in a small town isolated from the glitz and glamour of his celebrity lifestyle. The song became a top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hit and while it was never officially released to country radio, went as high as number 18 on the country radio charts.
'What Hurts the Most'
Rascal Flatts covered this song originally recorded by Mark Wills as part of their 2006 album 'Me and My Gang.' The song was their fifth number one country song and went as high as number six on the Billboard Hot 100. Critics were also impressed with their rendition and the song helped the band earn two Grammy nominations that year, making it one of their most successful songs. The song also found new life when German pop group Cascada covered and released their own version a year later.