Today was awesome to the power of ten! I met the guys from Hot Chelle Rae before their performance tonight in Columbus, OH at The Basement with the group Parachute and local act Joe Brooks. They were really down to earth…as we feasted on food at my favorite hangout Press Grill.
The group that got its name from a crazed Myspace fan, Hot Chelle Rae (HCR), was recognized as this week’s MTV PUSH Artist of the Week. Band members and Nashville natives Ryan Keith Follese, Nash Overstreet, Ian Keaggy, and Jamie Follese finally broke into the Billboard Top 40 this past August with “Bleed” from their debut album “Lovesick Electric.”
Hot Chelle Rae will be playing direct support to Sherwood on the band’s upcoming tour, kicking off February 17th in Los Angeles. Also on the tour will be Black Gold and Reece. Most recently, HCR announced a handful of tour dates with Owl City and that they have been confirmed for the 2010 Warped Tour. The band will be playing 7/17-8/2/2010 on the Kevin Says Stage.