There’s a big article in Billboard this week about how Rascal Flatts are hoping to dodge the downward trend that recent hits collections have been experiencing. Their attempt to do so was to add a bonus CD of three Christmas songs to their optimistically titled Greatest Hits Volume 1. Didn’t help much. The set is predicted to bow with sales below 100k. A bunch of industry insiders are claiming that in the new download era, greatest hits projects no longer serve a purpose in the minds of record buyers. I don’t know if I agree. What do you think?