Last Night: Rascal Flatts at RodeoHouston

Rascal Flatts Reliant Stadium March 10, 2011

"We've been together for 10 years, but I don't look a day over 'Fast Cars and Freedom,'" giggled bassist/pianist Jay Demarcus of Rascal Flatts last night at the Rodeo. The band, consisting of DeMarcus, singer Gary LeVox, and guitarist Joe Don Rooney, was at the Rodeo for the sixth time.

While they may have maintained their youthful appearance since that 2005 single, the group seems to have lost a bit of its stamina. We remember seeing Rascal Flatts at the Rodeo for the first time back in 2005 as seniors in high school and as unconvinced as we were back then, we still dug it.

Throughout the years, though, it seems that LeVox may have misplaced some of his LeVocal power. He both looked and sounded tired only four songs into the set; but damn, was he sparkling. The excessive glitter made him look like a round, country disco ball.

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Allison Wagoner