Rascal Flatts‘ latest album ‘Changed‘ has been certified gold by the RIAA, which signifies 500,000 copies sold. Released on April 3, the project debuted at No. 1 on the Country Albums chart and at No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 albums chart, selling more than 130,000 copies in its first week of release.

When it came to naming their eighth studio album, the guys collectively agreed ‘Changed’ was most appropriate. “We’ve gone through a year and a half of monumental changes in the careers and the lives of Rascal Flatts,” says bassist Jay DeMarcus (quote via Big Machine Records). “And for us it was a no-brainer when we heard the song and we sat down and we thought about where we are in life right now. It was the perfect message to say to the fans that we’ve indeed been changed in a big way.”

The album’s first single, ‘Banjo,’ recently hit the top spot on the country singles chart, giving the trio their 12th No. 1 song. ‘Come Wake Me Up‘ has been announced as the project’s second radio offering.

Hoping to catch the band’s new set of tunes live in concert? Rascal Flatts are currently traveling the country in promotion of their latest project on their headlining 2012 Changed Tour. Little Big Town, the Eli Young Band and Edens Edge are a slated to provide opening entertainment on selected dates. Click here for tour dates and ticket information.