August 20, 2007
Rascal Flatts’ lead singer, on not winning Album of the Year for Me and My Gang:
“We deserved it last year. To sell more than anybody, I think that qualifies for album of the year.” – Gary LeVox
Source: Billboard, “Industry Accolades Still Lag Behind Rascal Flatts’ Sales Success.” – Aug. 25, 2007. Page 22.
The article implies that he is referring to not winning Album of the Year at the ACM’s, where they lost to the bigger-selling Some Hearts by Carrie Underwood. The reference to last year makes me wonder if they meant to refer to the 2006 CMA’s, where they lost to Brad Paisley’s critically acclaimed Time Well Wasted. They didn’t receive a nomination for Best Country Album at the Grammys.