CMR Fan Review: Rascal Flatts, New Orleans

One of our lucky readers won a VIP Rascal Flatts Concert Package which included a Meet & Greet with the band thanks to our friends at JCPenney!!!  Kelly enjoyed the Nothing Like This tour stop in New Orleans.  Here’s what she had to say about her experience:   

New Orleans, home of Mardi Gras, muffalettas, jazz, beignets, and Burbon Street… I recently spent a weekend down there for the first time, and the highlight of my trip was seeing one of the greatest country acts in the business. After spending two and a half days playing tourist, it was finally time to see Rascal Flatts –the reason I decided to take the weekend trip in the first place. Not only did I win tickets and Meet and Greets from Country Music Rocks, I won the JC Penny VIP experience as well. The JC Penny experience treats you to a buffet of delicious food (my favorite were the freshly made quesadillas), drinks, and gift bags. It was also great to meet and interact with other Rascal Flatts fans while waiting for the meet and greet to begin.

The meet and greet was the highlight of my night! Since the show was in New Orleans, I felt it only appropriate to bring Gary, Joe Don, and Jay beads that I had caught from the St. Patrick’s Day Parade floats the day before. The boys were good sports about wearing the beads in my picture. The best part about the entire meet and greet experience was that I was able to bring one of my best friends with me, and she got her picture with the guys too!

As if the night could not get any better, it was show time! Luke Bryan did a phenomenal job opening the show, singing favorites like, “All My Friends Say,” and “Rain is a Good Thing,” and even playing his brand new single, “Country Girl Shake it for Me,” which was well received by the audience.

Finally, it was time for Rascal Flatts to come out and rock the city of New Orleans! They opened the show with “Bob That Head.” The crowd was instantly out of their seats and singing along to every word. Later in the show, the crowd was also treated to a surprise guest, JC Badoo –a 15-year-old former contestant from the 2011 American Idol season. He accompanied the guys during”Bless the Broken Road.”

In honor of their ten year anniversary as a trio, Rascal Flatts took their fans on a journey of the last decade of the trio’s music. The set list consisted of hits such as “Praying For Daylight,” “I Melt,” my personal favorite, “Feels Like Today,” “Me and My Gang,” “Take Me There,” “Unstoppable,” their most recent number one, “Why Wait,” and lots more.

Throughout the show, fellow fans handed Gary, Joe Don, and Jay, various beads –almost every type of Mardi Gras beads you can imagine, and the boys wore them with a smile. The spirit of New Orleans could be felt throughout the arena. I think it also added to the insanely remarkable show put on by the country trio.

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. After spending a great weekend in New Orleans, the cherry on top was definitely seeing Gary, Joe Don, and Jay –and getting the opportunity to meet them!

Be sure to stay tuned to because you never know when we will have more opportunities coming up for you to win an experience just like Kelly’s!!  Also be sure to visit and find an outfit for your next concert or event!