Rascal Flatts, the Band Perry play Tampa June 7

June 6, 2013 

Almost as soon as Rascal Flatts released their first album in 2000, they became one of the biggest acts in country music. After more than a decade, their success isn't showing any signs of waning.

They've won just about every major award in county music -- American Country Music Awards for top vocal group five times, CMT Awards for group or duo of the year twice, among many others -- and last year they got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Their string of No. 1 country hits that started in 2002 with "These Days" has continued through last year's "Banjo."

Local fans can hear those songs and tons of others from nine Rascal Flatts albums when the band comes to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Friday, June 7.

Opening the show for Rascal Flatts is the Band Perry. The Perry siblings (singer-guitarist Kimberly, bassist Reid and mandolin player and drummer Neil) don't have as long a history of success as Rascal Flatts, but they're off to just as strong a start. Their eponymous debut album hit No. 2 on the country charts and was certified platinum in 2010. Their current sophomore album, "Pioneer," which was released in April, made it to No. 1, as did the first single from that album, "Better Dig Two."

Details: 6 p.m. June 7, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301, Tampa. Tickets: $42-$79.75. Information: 813-740-2446, www.livenation.com.

--Marty Clear

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