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.
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.