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Rascal Flatts song "Compass" to be featured in upcoming movie "Heaven Is for Real"

by Brandy McDonnell Published: March 4, 2014
Rascal Flatts (AP file)
Rascal Flatts (AP file)

A new Rascal Flatts song titled “Compass” will be featured in the upcoming Sony Pictures film “Heaven Is for Real,” which opens nationwide on Wednesday, April 16.

The song also will be included on Flatts’ forthcoming Big Machine Records album, “Rewind,” available May 13. The album is now available for pre-order at

Based on the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book of the same name, “Heaven Is for Real” brings to the screen the true story of a small-town father who must find the courage and conviction to share his son’s extraordinary, life-changing experience with the world.

The film stars Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award-winning actor Greg Kinnear as Todd Burpo and co-stars Kelly Reilly as Sonja Burpo, the real-life couple whose son Colton (newcomer Connor Corum) claims to have visited Heaven during a near death experience. Colton recounts the details of his amazing journey with childlike innocence and speaks matter-of-factly about things that happened before his birth, things he couldn’t possibly know. Todd and his family are then challenged to examine the meaning from this remarkable event.

As the best-selling country vocal group of the past decade, Rascal Flatts (lead singer Gary LeVox, bassist Jay DeMarcus and Picher-bred guitarist Joe Don Rooney) have sold more than 22.5 million albums and more than 28 million digital downloads since their musical debut in 2000. The superstar group has delivered 14 No. 1 singles to the top of the charts and have the distinction of being one of only four acts during the SoundScan era to have seven consecutive studio albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart.

Rascal Flatts have earned more than 40 trophies from the American Country Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, American Music Awards, Country Music Association Awards, People’s Choice Awards and more. In 2012, the trio reached a new career milestone with more than 7 million concert tickets sold, and the group will hit the road again this spring with the “Rewind Tour 2014.”

In anticipation of their next Big Machine Records album this summer, fans will get a taste of the fresh sound and rewind back in time with some previously released tunes on with today’s release of a Walmart exclusive EP.

The band’s new single “Rewind” is currently rising in the Top 15.

For tour information, new music, and more, go to

And for more movie news, check out the spring movie roundup my excellent colleague George Lang and I have been assembling this week.


by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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