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Rascal Flatts is definitely going all-out for their new music video, "Changed." First of all, the video for their acclaimed hit song features a special guest star, Charles "Chip" Esten of the popular ABC series Nashville. And to give as many fans as possible a close-up look, the Rascal Flatts trio is premiering a portion of the video on ABC's Good Morning America , Wednesday (April 3), during the 8 a.m. hour in all time zones.
"Changed," co-written by Neil Thrasher, Wendell Mobley and Rascal Flatts' Gary Le Vox, revolves around the themes of baptism and spiritual renewal. "This video treatment best captures the emotion and depth of the lyrics," says Rascal Flatts member Jay DeMarcus in a release about the video. "It tells the story of a man on the brink of despair, who is ultimately saved by the ones around him." Charles Esten was picked for the video because the Flatts guys are all big fans of the Nashville series. "He believed in the song and the message and wanted to be a part of it," says Jay. "We thought it would be a long shot to get him, but in the end, after we blackmailed him," Jay jokingly adds, "he agreed to do it. Seriously, it is an honor to have Chip."
For the story behind the crafting of the "Changed" single, pick up the April 22 issue of Country Weekly, on sale April 15.