Rascal Flatts Reveals Plans for Christmas Album

"It’s a little odd to sing ‘Let It Snow’ in 100 degree weather, but it’s been fun.” laughed Jay DeMarcus.

Written by Lauren Laffer
Rascal Flatts Reveals Plans for Christmas Album
Rascal Flatts; Photo courtesy The Greenroom PR

Despite unusually warm (aka really hot) weather this summer, Rascal Flatts has been thinking cool while working on their first-ever Christmas album.

The trio revealed the news during their recent No.1 party, celebrating the success of their smash hit “I Like The Sound of That.” When asked what the follow-up single couple be, the award-winning group shared the exciting holiday news.

“We’re in the studio cutting new music. We’ve got a batch of songs that we feel really, really good about and we’re excited about cutting some new music,” Jay DeMarcus shared with Sounds Like Nashville and other media. “We’ve been concentrating on the Christmas record this summer and wrapping up a few things on that. Starting to mix here in a couple weeks.”

“We’re excited to have our first-ever Christmas record coming out,” he continued. “We’ve done some one offs here and there but this is the first-full project we’ve ever done. It’s been fun. It’s a little odd to sing ‘Let It Snow’ in 100 degree weather, but it’s been fun.”

The new record will not include any original holiday songs, but fans can revel in the Flatts twist put onto the Christmas classics.

“We just went all public domain. Some of our favorites and the classics,” Gary LeVox revealed. “We talked back and forth about it and a lot of people around Christmastime, that’s all they want is the classics. Of course we put our spin on it and it’s really exciting.”

No word on when Rascal Flatts will release the upcoming project, but they will be joined by several other country artists who have announced their holiday plans. Chris Young, Garth Brooks and Kacey Musgraves have all teased their respective country Christmas records due out later this year.