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LIVE: Rascal Flatts

Life is a highway -- and it led country-music royalty Rascal Flatts through Sleep Train Amphitheatre on Friday, July 8.

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Rascal Flatts headlined Sleep Train Amphitheatre on Friday, July 8.
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The Columbus, Ohio-based trio are country music royalty.
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Their studio albums have accounted for more than 25 singles, of which 13 have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs and/or Country Airplay charts.
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They got their start in 1999, with founding members being Gary LeVox (lead vocals), Jay DeMarcus (bass/keys) and Joe Don Rooney (guitar/background vocals).
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Demarcus and Rooney are second cousins.
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Demarcus is also a brother-in-law of country singer singer James Otto, and formerly one-half of the Christian music duo East to West.
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Their longest-lasting No. 1 single, a cover of Marcus Hummon’s “Bless the Broken Road,” spent five weeks at the position in 2005.
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The trio’s latest record is 2014’s “Rewind.”
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“Rewind” spawned an eponymous hit single, along with “Payback,” “Riot” and “I Like the Sound of That.”
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On Sept. 17, 2012, the band received their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It’s located in front of the Sergeant Supply Store at 6664 Hollywood Blvd.
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One of their most well-known songs, “Life Is a Highway,” was originally written and released by Tom Cochrane in 1991. Rascal Flatts recorded it for the Pixar film “Cars.”
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Although “Life Is a Highway” was never released to country music radio, several stations picked it up and caused it to chart.
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At their July 8 show, the band treated San Diego to the following set list: “Summer Nights,” “I Like the Sound of That,” “Banjo,” “Come Wake Me Up / I Melt / I Won’t Let Go” …
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Followed by “Life Is a Highway,” “Why Wait,” “Stand / In the Air Tonight,” “Bless the Broken Road / Open Arms,” (which is a Journey cover) “Rewind” …
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“Fast Cars and Freedom,” “Purple Rain” (Prince cover), “Love You Out Loud,” “My Wish,” “Take Me There,” “What Hurts the Most,” and “Here’s to You.”
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The band capped off their performance with “Me and My Gang” as their encore.
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