Rascal Flatts remains one of the chosen few country groups and performers still on top,  since they started in the year 2000.

"Rascal Flatts doesn't take their 10 years in country music for granted, especially when other country stars who debuted around the same time are no longer high-profile. Clay Davidson, Billy Gilman and Yankee Gray are rarely heard on country radio. However, the class of 1999 to 2000 did have other success stories, including Keith Urban, Brad Paisley and Montgomery Gentry."