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Rascal Flatts' Jay DeMarcus says the trio is "getting close" to completing their next album. 

The country star tells they're "getting some of the first mixes back" that they recorded with producer Howard Benson, and says it's "really exciting stuff." 

Jay adds that he's also producing some of the songs, and he's "very thrilled about that opportunity."  The singer says the group is hoping to release a new single before the month is over, and have the album in stores by March. 

The new Rascal Flatts disc will be their follow up to 2012's Changed, which features the top ten hit "Come Wake Me Up" and the chart-topper "Banjo." 

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