Unstoppable

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
On their sixth album, Unstoppable, Rascal Flatts trade their "aw shucks" persona for a title that Michael Jackson somehow missed in his King of Pop phase, and act like superstars rather than boys next door made good. Almost nothing about Unstoppable is modest, not the sounds, not the sentiments -- only the songs, whether they're sports-bar party anthems like "Summer Nights"; glistening, tightly wound crossover pop like "Close" and its breezy counterpart "She'd Be California"; or arena ballads like the first single, "Here Comes Goodbye." Despite a lot of driving, sequenced rhythms, most of the record feels as if it belongs in the arena ballad category, thanks to ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
On their sixth album, Unstoppable, Rascal Flatts trade their "aw shucks" persona for a title that Michael Jackson somehow missed in his King of Pop phase, and act like superstars rather than boys next door made good. Almost nothing about Unstoppable is modest, not the sounds, not the sentiments -- only the songs, whether they're sports-bar party anthems like "Summer Nights"; glistening, tightly wound crossover pop like "Close" and its breezy counterpart "She'd Be California"; or arena ballads like the first single, "Here Comes Goodbye." Despite a lot of driving, sequenced rhythms, most of the record feels as if it belongs in the arena ballad category, thanks to how every track comes across as waves of gleaming sound topped by the group's harmonies. The smoothness is overwhelming and Rascal Flatts seem certain of their own invincibility.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/7/2009
  • Label: Lyric Street
  • UPC: 050087128562
  • Catalog Number: 000260402
  • Sales rank: 27,907

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Love Who You Love (3:36)
  2. 2 Here Comes Goodbye (4:03)
  3. 3 Close (3:48)
  4. 4 Forever (4:16)
  5. 5 She'd Be California (4:18)
  6. 6 Unstoppable (3:47)
  7. 7 Things That Matter (4:41)
  8. 8 Summer Nights (4:03)
  9. 9 Holdin' On (4:25)
  10. 10 Once (3:50)
  11. 11 Why (4:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rascal Flatts Primary Artist
Eric Darken Percussion
Charlie Bisharat Violin
David Campbell Conductor
Larry Corbett Cello
Joel Derouin Violin
Dan Dugmore Steel Guitar
Connie Ellisor Violin
Shannon Forrest Drums
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar, Soloist
Carl Gorodetzky Violin
Jim Grosjean Viola
Dann Huff Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Dobro, Mandolin, Electric Guitar
Charles Judge Organ, Synthesizer, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Cello, Conductor, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Electric Piano, Loops, Lap Steel Guitar, Hammond B3
Roland Kato Viola
Chris McHugh Drums
Gordon Mote Piano
The Nashville String Machine Strings
Steve Nathan Hammond Organ, Hammond B3
Pamela Sixfin Violin
Alan Umstead Violin
Josefina Vergara Violin
Kris Wilkinson Viola
John Wittenberg Violin
Jonathan Yudkin Fiddle, Mandolin, Strings, Violin, Cello, Viola, String Bass
Suzie Katayama Cello
Tim Akers Keyboards
Natalie Leggett Violin
Jay DeMarcus Bass
Darrin McCann Viola
Sara Parkins Violin
Tom Bukovac Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Carole Rabinowitz-Neuen Cello
Joe Don Rooney Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Soloist
Ilya Toshinsky Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki, Electric Guitar, Bazouki
Alyssa Park Violin
Adam Shoenfeld Electric Guitar
Steve Richards Cello
Michele Richards Violin
Alma Fernandez Viola
Tamara Hatwan Violin
Mario de León Violin
Technical Credits
David Campbell Arranger
Steve Churchyard Engineer
Ben Fowler Engineer
Mark Hagen overdub engineer
Dann Huff Producer, Audio Production
Paul Jenkins Composer
Charles Judge Arranger, String Arrangements, String Conductor
Rob Mathes Composer
Justin Niebank Engineer
Tim Nichols Composer
Chris Rowe Digital Editing
Allen Shamblin Composer
Jonathan Yudkin Arranger, Composer, String Arrangements
Kara DioGuardi Composer
Neil Thrasher Composer
Brett James Composer
Jeffrey Steele Composer
John Shanks Composer
Jay DeMarcus Composer
Wendell Mobley Composer
James Slater Composer
Jason Sellers Composer
Michael Dulaney Composer
Rascal Flatts Audio Production
Gary LeVox Composer
Adam Ayan Mastering
Hillary Lindsey Composer
Chris Sligh Composer
Ashley Heron Art Direction
David Paul Campbell String Arrangements, String Conductor
Busbee Composer
Clint Lagerberg Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Rascal FLatts New Album Unstoppable!!!

    Hey guys, if you love rascal flatts as much as i do, you will absolutly love this album. it's amazing and i just love this band because they are so soulful and every song they sing relates to me and i just can't sit still when i hear anything about them. lol. That's how much i'm obsessed with them. I really really recommend their new cd. It's just as amazing as their others and 10 times better. So go buy it! You won't be dissappointed!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Unstoppable

    This CD is true Rascal Flatts. If you like their previous CDs, you will like this one. I really enjoy it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Long time fan

    Not even close to being unstoppable !

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    YAYAYYAYAYAY! yay :)

    I really like them, but sometimes they're s little too poppy for me. But overall, it's just really a fun CD to listen to, especially when your driving to a far clogging convention

    Good job, guys.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Unstoppable - Rascal Flatts

    I have many of their CD's - I like their music so I'm biased as to this review. I know they don't sound as good in person - from my own experience and from others that I have asked. Good music - great words - last song will make you cry if you know anyone that was very young and committed suicide. If you have a failed relationship, many songs you can relate too as well. Some upbeat songs - not my favorite - but that is just my taste.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Jesiie says THEY ROCK!!

    I love the whole CD!! I wake up in the morning listening to their music, and fall sleep at night doing the same. She´d be california is my last favorite song. I dont like it at all. I love Close, Once, Here comes Goodbye, && Why. The songs are lovely, and full of feeling. They express deep feelings. This CD is perfect for somebody who´s in love.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Fabulous cd

    This is a great cd - Here Comes Goodbye is an emotional song that went all the way to #1 and the new release, Summer Nights, is sure to do the same. Rascal Flatts always delivers a fine performance. I have seen them twice at Madison Square Garden NYC and both shows were exciting and enjoyable. They should be nominated for Entertainer of the Year - they always give it all for the audience.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Snooze Fest

    I still don't know how some bands continue to put out the exact same record over and over again. Contrary to the multitude of reviews saying what a bold new approach Rascal Flatts took in making this album, these folks can't seem to see beyond their own fandom. You can almost go song by song and compare the sentiment, melodies, and instrumentation to a number of songs on their previous albums. It's well worn and incredibly formulaic stuff and boring as all get out. Don't be fooled if you're thinking these guys are expanding thier paint-by-numbers pallet here, because they are not. That being said, if you like what they've been doing for the last ten years you might as well pick this up, again...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Inspiring! Fun! Touching! & Totaly Awesome!

    I love this new Album from Rascal Flatts. They really took there time with this one. There voices have also matured comparing to there other great albums. The song "Holdin' On" is one of my favorites as it was written for my girlfriend and I. the songs "Summer Nights" and "She'd Be California" are the two most up beat and fun songs on this new record. The whole CD is a great buy and I guarantee that you'll love it as much as I do!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    unstoppable is so wonderful

    HI my name is pam arnold. Rascal Flatts new album "Unstoppable" is so wonderful. It has the band's original sound which is so great. The songs are so emotional, for example, "Here Comes Goodbye" is sad and once you seen the video you will understand. My favorite song is the title track "Unstoppable". I really did enjoy this album. I recomend this album to anyone who likes country music with a twist. Rascal Flatts "Unstoppable" would be a great gift or just buy it for youself. It is wonderful. The band itself puts their self into their music it will make you fall in love with them and their music. So pick up your copy. You wont regret it. This album tops their other albums. There is only one word that can sum up rascal flatts and there music and it is "Unstoppable".

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    completely unstoppable

    Rascal Flatts is THE best musical group out there.They deserve all the acolades that they have received. I haven't met another group whose music has the ability to touch the hearts and lives of everyone.They cross the bridge between musical genres so well that their music is listened to by all age groups.I myself became a fan years ago and have never looked back. I wasn'r into country music until a friend played one of their songs. It touched me and I instantly became a fan of theirs.Their music has helped me through the difficult times i have faced. This CD is no different. They went above and beyond what I was expecting. I completely recommend this CD to everyone out there. **Laura H**

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I love this cd

    "It is always a step forward for the members of Rascal Flatts (Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, Joe Don Rooney), and never a step back. With the release of their sixth studio album, "Unstoppable," this record-setting Vocal Group of the Year strives to capture a wide range of emotions in the songs so as to provide their fans with lyrics that capture moments in their lives, and they do so in a way not even they have yet done. From the haunting vocals on "Forever" that have the ability to bring tears to the eyes to the upbeat tempo with incredible harmonies on "Summer Nights," these songs reach across all boundaries set by other artists of every genre.
    With every new release, Rascal Flatts strive to release at least one song that touches the heart with its poignancy. On "Unstoppable," that song comes in the form of "Why," a heartbreaking ballad about the end of a "beautiful song" that stands as an implied metaphor for life. Through the simplicity of the instrumentals and vocals, this song attempts to bring sense to a suicide and delivers beautifully.
    Other highlights on this disc include "Once," "Unstoppable," and "Close," but every track deserves a listening."

    Would you recommend this product to a friend?: Yes love Michelle

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    UNSTOPPABLE IS UNSTOPPABLE!

    The songs are amazing, and Rascal Flatts has proven themselves UNSTOPPABLE with this new CD! If you have not picked up your copy or downloaded the digital version...prove yourself UNSTOPPABLE by ordering or getting your copy NOW!

    **Okie Country Girl**

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Unstoppably Moving Forward

    It is always a step forward for the members of Rascal Flatts (Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus, Joe Don Rooney), and never a step back. With the release of their sixth studio album, "Unstoppable," this record-setting Vocal Group of the Year strives to capture a wide range of emotions in the songs so as to provide their fans with lyrics that capture moments in their lives, and they do so in a way not even they have yet done. From the haunting vocals on "Forever" that have the ability to bring tears to the eyes to the upbeat tempo with incredible harmonies on "Summer Nights," these songs reach across all boundaries set by other artists of every genre.
    With every new release, Rascal Flatts strive to release at least one song that touches the heart with its poignancy. On "Unstoppable," that song comes in the form of "Why," a heartbreaking ballad about the end of a "beautiful song" that stands as an implied metaphor for life. Through the simplicity of the instrumentals and vocals, this song attempts to bring sense to a suicide and delivers beautifully.
    Other highlights on this disc include "Once," "Unstoppable," and "Close," but every track deserves a listening.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Amazing!

    I own every Rascal Flatts CD and this one certainly did not let me down. Thank you RF for another great cd that pushes the envelope farther and farther! Cheers to you and your team!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Rascal Flatts Does it AGAIN!

    I use to worry if a new Rascal Flatts would be able to put out an album as FANTASTIC as their previous one. This time around, there were no worries and Rascal Flatts didn't dissapoint! Unstoppable is truely Unstoppable and just as good as their past c.d.'s! I have been looking forward to this release for over a year, and the wait was worth every second!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Go get the CD

    I have all their CD's, this by far is the best in my book. Its amazing!!!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Rascal Flatts are the kings of country music

    Rascal Flatts are the best artists in the country world. People need to give the some respect. I love their new hit single "Here Comes Goodbye"

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Why bother, its the same old over produced stuff that Rascal Flatts usually puts out.

    The only other thing that is a definate in life besides death and taxes is another crappy Rascal Flatts Album.

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2010

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