How anyone could write this about Rascal Flatts with a straight face is completely beyond me:
The two-hour set featured an eight-piece band and showcased the group's musical diversity, with songs new and old, from From Southern rock (“Bob That Head”) to traditional country (“Mayberry”) to soulful ballads (“Feels Like Today”).I remember hearing those first two songs, and at no point did I think the first one "had a really cool Southern rock vibe to it!" Neither did I think the second one "had a refreshingly traditional country sound to it compared to pretty much all the other bubble-gum pop crap they've been foisting on us for the last ten years." I might have bitched at the time if they were trying to ape the Allman Brothers or Lynyrd Skynyrd, but now I think that actually might have been an improvement. (Fun fact: Skynyrd did a fine cover of Merle Haggard's "Honky Tonk Night Time Man." Also, Haggard's "I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am" was played as Ronnie Van Zant was laid to rest.)
And "Mayberry" was supposed to be a traditional country song? Really? I honestly never would have guessed. I wouldn't think Rascal Flatts could do a real country song if the band members' lives depended on it. But maybe that's just me...
(h/t Country California)