Hot Chelle Rae
Though they may not look like it or use it to their advantage, the members of Hot Chelle Rae have some big musical connections in Nashville. Ryan and Jamie Follese are the sons of country songwriter Keith Follese, lead guitarist Nash Overstreet is the son of country musician Paul Overstreet, and bassist Ian Keaggy is the son of guitarist Phil Keaggy. While the band took awhile to assimilate and create a uniform sound, the result became their much talked about 2009 debut album, Lovesick Electric. The album quickly became a hit and the boys were thrust into tour dates, photo shoots, interviews, and other promotional events that come with mainstream success. Instead of waiting to waiting to put "Tonight Tonight" on their next album, Hot Chelle Rae decided to capitalize on summer and release the upbeat, party anthem as a single with some hits from their previous album.
The result is not only a strong buzz running through the music industry, but also numerous 2011 tour dates with We the Kings, Big Time Crush, and The Script. The tour began in July and will extensively cover the US before ending on October 13. Be sure to catch these up-and-coming pop rock stars on their 2011 tour dates before they're selling out arenas.