The best-selling country group of the decade, Rascal Flatts, announced today they will continue their “Nothing Like This Tour” into 2011 with shows re-launching January 14 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the Sioux Falls Arena. This leg of the tour will perform 21 shows and features opening actsLuke Bryan and Chris Young.

When Rascal Flatts wrapped the first leg of the “Nothing Like This Tour” last month, the band had performed for more than 650,000 fans in all of 2010, includingearlier shows on the “Unstoppable Tour.” Since their touring career began, they have sold over 6 million concert tickets.

Rascal Flatts – Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney – will release their first album on Big Machine Records November 16, Nothing Like This. In the past ten years, they have sold more than 20 million albums and 25 million digital downloads, while all six of their studio albums have made Billboard’s Top 100 Country Albums of the Decade listing. They’ve placed 11 #1 singles since the launch of their career and have more titles in Billboard’s Top 100 Songs of the Decade than any other group in the country format. The band is currently nominated as “Favorite Band, Duo or Group” at the upcoming American Music Awards; as “Artist of the Year- Group,” “Single of the Year- Group,” “Touring Act of the Year,” and “Video of the Year- Group” at the American Country Awards and also garnered a nomination at the People’s Choice Awards as “Favorite Country Artist.”

Capitol Records Nashville artist Luke Bryan is enjoying the best year of his career with the success of his current album, Doin’ My Thing, which contains his co-penned, #1 hits “Do I” and “Rain Is A Good Thing” and as well as his recent award accolades. Bryan was named the 2010 Academy of Country Music’s Top New Artist and Top New Solo Vocalist, both fan-voted, and won a 2010 CMT trophy for the fan-voted USA Weekend Breakthrough Video of The Year for his“Do I” music clip. He currently has nominations for the upcoming American Music Awards and the American Country Awards. For more information on Luke, visit www.lukebryan.com.

RCA Nashville chart-topper Chris Young has scored back-to-back #1 singles with “Gettin’ You Home” and “The Man I Want to Be.” His current Top 20 single, “Voices,” also from his acclaimed sophomore album, The Man I Want to Be, is quickly moving up the charts. With his rich, warm baritone and penchant for writing classic slice-of-lifesongs, Young emerged as an immediate fan-favorite when his self-titled first album became the highest-selling debut by a new country male in the year of its release. Earlier this year, Chris was named the winner of the Breakthrough Songwriter Award at the 22nd Annual Music Row Awards, and he’s currently nominated for a pair of honors at the new, fan-voted American Country Awards. For more information on Chris, visit www.chrisyoungcountry.com.

For additional information on Rascal Flatts and their tour go to www.rascalflatts.com.

2011 “Nothing Like This Tour” dates:

1/14 Sioux Falls, SD Sioux Falls Arena

1/15 Rapid City, SD Rushmore Civic Center

1/21 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center

1/22 Omaha, NE Qwest Center

1/27 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena

1/28 Dayton, OH Nutter Center

1/29 Champaign, IL Assembly Hall

2/3 Cedar Park, TX Cedar Park Center

2/4 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena

2/5 Tupelo, MS BancorpSouth Arena

2/17 Erie, PA Erie Civic Center

2/18 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

2/19 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

2/24 Binghamton, NY Broome County Arena

2/25 Uniondale, NY Nassau Coliseum

2/26 Manchester, NH Verizon Wireless Arena

3/4 Moline, IL iWireless Center

3/5 Springfield, MO JQH Arena

3/6 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center

3/11 Bossier City, LA Century Tel Center

3/12 Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center

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