YMMV / Rascal Flatts

  • Accidental Innuendo: The mere title of "Bob That Head" spawned many, many blowjob jokes.
  • Covered Up:
    • "Bless the Broken Road" had been recorded by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Marcus Hummon, Melodie Crittenden, and Sons of the Desertnote  before Rascal Flatts released it. Crittenden's version was also a single in 1997.
    • "What Hurts the Most" has also been released by both Jo O'Meara and Cascada. Mark Wills originally recorded it and almost released it as a single in 2003, and Faith Hill cut it for her 2005 Fireflies album but chopped it at the last minute.
    • Thanks to its appearance in Cars, their cover of "Life Is a Highway" is more familiar than the the Tom Cochrane original to Country Music audiences and younger people.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: "Bless the Broken Road," "I'm Movin' On" and "What Hurts the Most" are generally well-loved for being weighty, sensitive ballads.
  • Dork Age / Seasonal Rot: Me and My Gang, Still Feels Good, and Unstoppable, which (outside a few songs, such as "What Hurts the Most") were critically derided for overblown production and bad songwriting. However, it seems that upon the closure of Lyric Street and subsequent move to Big Machine, they have managed to Win Back the Crowd critically despite diminished returns on the singles charts.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Even their biggest fans generally pretend that "Bob That Head" never happened.
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: "My Wish" was written by Jeffrey Steele. However after Jay became a parent it becomes this
  • Narm: Almost all of their Lyric Street material ever since Me and My Gang, the first album that Dann Huff produced. Most of their Huff-era songs rely on lightweight, trite lyrics that are given a wall-of-sound production drenched in blaring strings and guitars.
    • Although it was their last single before Huff, "Skin (Sarabeth)" is a particularly Narmy little song about a girl who frets about going to the prom with no hair after cancer treatment... until she meets a boy who shaved his head out of sympathy and they go to the prom together.
  • Never Live It Down: Long after its 2008 release, fans still can't get over what a boneheaded release "Bob That Head" was.
  • Signature Song: "Bless the Broken Road", "What Hurts the Most", and "Life is a Highway".
  • We're Still Relevant, Dammit!: Almost every single off Rewind has a shade of this: "Payback" uses street slang and name-drops Instagram, and "I Like The Sound of That" name-drops Justin Timberlake. (It's also co-written by Meghan Trainor.)
  • Win Back the Crowd: After Me and My Gang, Still Feels Good, and Unstoppable were panned for their weak songs and Dann Huff's bombastic production, Rascal Flatts seemed to get the message, as most critics felt that Nothing Like This and Changed had better songs and production even though Huff was still on board. This culminated in the band finally ditching Huff on Rewind, which was equally lauded for its quality and seemed to render them Rescued from the Scrappy Heap.