Rascal Flatts Spend a Second Week at the Top of the Charts
Rascal Flatts' 'Why Wait' is spending a second week atop both the Mediabase/Country Aircheck and Billboard country singles charts. Reba McEntire slides into second place with 'Turn on the Radio,' followed by Jason Aldean's 'My Kinda Party' at No. 3 on both charts.
The Flatts guys not only had a blast recording the song, 'Why Wait,' but they had even more fun shooting the video in Las Vegas. "With the concept of sort of the take-off on 'The Hangover,' [laughs] it made it real easy to get into character, so to speak," bassist Jay DeMarcus says. "We had a blast out there. Our director, Billy Zabka [who played the bad guy in the first 'Karate Kid' movie], just had a lot of great ideas that he brought to the table. He got Wayne Newton, which was amazing. We had another bit in there in which we were actually going to get a tiger in the room, and instead of doing that, he called at the last minute and he said, 'I think it'd be funnier if we didn't literally do a rip on 'The Hangover' and had somebody like Carrot Top in the room with Gary.' We loved that, and it turned out to be so funny."
And could there possibly be a part two of the 'Why Wait' video, perhaps? "Actually some of the funniest footage of that shoot isn't in the video," Jay adds. By the way, AOL just named the clip for 'Why Wait' as the No. 1 country video of the year.
'Why Wait' is the first single from their new album, 'Nothing Like This,' which is in stores now. Rascal Flatts have some time off before they launch the next leg of their Nothing Like This tour. They're set to kick it into high gear in Sioux Falls, S.D. January 14. For more Rascal Flatts tour dates, click here.