It's probably an oddity that Columbus, Ohio had a reputation for producing quality country music for so long, but that's what spawning Dwight Yoakam does for you. But whatever country cred the giant-Applebee's-of-a-city had through Yoakam was quickly squandered in 2004 when Rascal Flatts' "Mayberry" undid it all as quickly as you can chug an ice cold cherry.... coke.
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The Rascal boys are coming to Cricket Wireless Pavillion with Jessica Simpson on March 12. Tickets are $34.25 to $78.75 plus fees and availible through LiveNation.com and not ticketmaster thanks to the promoter's new ticket system.
This show is also only a few weeks before Country Thunder (now with layaway!) so unless you're a die-hard Flatts fan, I humbly suggest you take them dollars down to Florence for the state's best music festival of any kind on April 1-4.