Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox, Joe Don Rooney and Jay DeMarcus gathered in Santa Barbara, CA earlier this year with Producer Dann Huff to record their new album Nothing Like This, in stores November 16th, in a new setting. And the first song the band cut on the California coast ended up being “Why Wait,” the album’s lead single, which Jay feels brings a fresh twist on the Flatts’ signature sound.
“I think right when we heard ‘Why Wait,’ it instantly caught my attention as we were listening down through literally hundreds of songs on our comp CDs. I kept going back to that one because it’s such a unique melody and such a unique feel for us,” he says. “And I think that when I heard the chorus kick in, it kept getting my attention every time I listened [to it]. I remember I actually had a phone conversation with Gary and I said, ‘Man, the second song on this comp, ‘Why Wait,’ is really, really different for us and really catchy, and I think could really showcase our harmonies really well. So, when we went into the studio, and we started cutting it, we knew instantly. We knew instantly that it was something special for us, and it was going to be a showcase piece on the album.”
This past week that conviction was affirmed as “Why Wait” became the week’s #1 most-added single and earning Billboard Hot Shot Debut and Breaker honors!