Why Is Shine.FM Playing Rascal Flatts?

Did she just say Rascal Flatts? Yes, she did. You are either saying to yourself, “Wow, that’s cool!” or you’re asking, “Why is Shine.FM playing Rascal Flatts?”

This weekend Shine.FM added the new song from country mega-group Rascal Flatts, Changed. No, the New Shine.FM is not going country. Over the years many country songs have crossed formats and ending up in mainstream pop/rock radio and even Christian radio.  There was a time when Shine played “Jesus Take The Wheel” by Carrie Underwood.

So, why would we do something like that?

First, I think this song is amazing. Just read these lyrics:

I came up out of the water

Raise my hands up to the Father

Gave it all to Him that day

Felt a new wind kiss my face

Walked away, Eyes wide open

Could finally see where I was goin’

It didn’t matter where I been

I’m not the same man I was then.

I got off track, I made mistakes

Back slid my way into that place where souls get lost

Lines get crossed

And the pain won’t go away

I hit my knees, Now here I stand

There I was, now here

I am 
Here I am


I got a lot of “hey I’m sorry’s”

The things I’ve done, man that was not me

I wish I could take it all back

I just want to tell ’em that

Tell ’em that

I’ve changed for the better

More Smiles, that’s better

I even started to forgive myself

I hit my knees, I’m here, I stand

There I was, now here I am

Here I am, Here I am

I’m changed

Yes, I am

I’m changed for the better

Thank God, I’m changed.

Wow! What a message in those words.

I also know that the members of Rascal Flatts are believers. Member Jay DeMarcus was a member of the Christian band East to West.

If you like to read more about their faith, click here.

Thanks for listening and we hope this song ministers to you. Remember, we always want your feedback on the songs we play. Sign up to be apart of the Shine Music Panel.