Rascal Flatts Sets Record For Largest First Week Sales For Country Debut Single

After pre-releasing their new single “Here Comes Goodbye” to iTunes last week, Rascal Flatts break the record for the largest first week digital scans for a country debut single.

According to Nielsen Soundscan, with 126,000 copies of Rascal Flatts’ Here Comes Goodbye” purchased last week, the band topped all previous digital sales thresholds by any other country artist for the first week scans for a debut single.

Fans can go to iTunes now to purchase the single and video for “Here Comes Goodbye” and the newly released track “Forever.” Rascal Flatts will pre-release a total of four songs from their new CD Unstoppable via iTunes each consecutive Tuesday leading up to the April 7, 2009 street date. On that date iTunes customers may "Complete My Album" and purchase the album at a reduced price based on the tracks they've already purchased. Each song will also be made available to radio for airplay as it is released at iTunes.

Upcoming tracks and release dates include:
March 24 – “Love Who You Love”
March 31 – “Things That Matter”
April 7 – Unstoppable available everywhere music is sold

Unstoppable, co-produced by Dann Huff and Rascal Flatts, is the band’s first studio album since 2007’s multi-platinum Still Feels Good. The full album will be available starting April 7.