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Published: Thursday, 10/4/2012 - Updated: 3 years ago

Rascal Flatts mix past successes with fresh new sounds at Huntington Center

Rascal Flatts member Gary LeVox performs Thursday at the Huntington Center in Toledo.
Rascal Flatts member Gary LeVox performs Thursday at the Huntington Center in Toledo.

Soaring harmonies and heartbreaking lyrics shook a sold-out crowd at the Huntington Center today as the Rascal Flatts brought home a strong lineup of performances.

The veteran country-hit makers, originally from Columbus, followed recent break-out group Eli Young Band and Billboard-topping Little Big Town.

Kicking off the night with a few songs from their latest album 'Changed,' Rascal Flatts did not forget to give fans plenty of oldies to sing along to. 'Banjo,' 'These Days,' and 'Summer Nights' got an already energized crowd on their feet as the band next asked the audience to shout out songs they wanted to hear.

Clips of 'Stand,' 'My Wish,' and 'Lean On Me' were among the lucky ballads selected as Gary LeVox (decked out in bedazzled jeans), Jay DeMarcus, and Joe Don Rooney made jokes with the crowd, gave high fives, and tossed out guitar picks.

Rascal Flatts has enjoyed a chart-topping career for more than a decade, with millions of records sold and hundreds of performances under their belt.

With such an impressive history, the group made it a priority to mix past successes with fresh new sounds from a set list that spanned nine albums and 14 No. 1 hits.

After concluding a performance in their home state, and starting many O-H-I-O chants, the group is next headed to Fort Wayne, Ind.

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