Rascal Flatts Receive the Decade Award at the 2010 ACAs
Since they formed in 2000, Rascal Flatts has been one of the most popular and highly praised bands in the country music scene. With 11 No. 1 singles and six platinum albums to date, the success of the trio is undeniable. In honor of their amazing accomplishments, Rascal Flatts were honored at the 2010 ACA's with the 'Decade Award.'
Before they received their blue Fender Stratus award, Rascal Flatts took to the stage for a medley of their greatest hits. The band kicked it off slowly but strongly, beginning with their 2002 hit 'These Days' before transitioning into 'Bless the Broken Road.' The boys then kept the mood going with a mini performance of 'What Hurts the Most,' which was written by fellow country artist Jeffery Steele about the pains of losing love.
Even though the crowd went nuts during the first three songs, the energy in the MGM Grand kept rising as the band went into a rendition of 'Fast Cars and Freedom.' With 10 years of experience under their belts, Rascal Flatts know how to end a party, finishing their moving medley with 'Life Is a Highway,' which had everyone singing and dancing along. After the last chords were struck, they were met with a standing ovation from their fans and fellow musicians.
Once the cheers had died down, the country icons accepted their 'Decade Award' from their country predecessors Lady Antebellum. The group thanked God, their families and their fans. Joe Don Rooney also proved that it takes a light-hearted attitude to make it as through a decade as a band, as he snatched the guitar from Gary LeVox and jokingly stated, "Give me that! You don't play guitar!" Rascal Flatts' newest album 'Nothing Like This' was released on Nov. 6, 2010 and they are currently touring throughout the United States.