LOCASH Finds a ‘Silver Lining’ In the Chart-Topping Success Of ‘One Big Country Song’
LOCASH’s massive hit “One Big Country Song” made its way to the top of the Mediabase country airplay chart this…
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LOCASH’s massive hit “One Big Country Song” made its way to the top of the Mediabase country airplay chart this week, securing the duo’s second No.1 single.
The unifying song celebrates everything people have in common, rather than pointing out their differences, and in times like these, everyone could use a song like this.
“Turn it up and sing along/ We all work ’til the daylight’s gone/ We all knock off the edge around five/ Fall in love from a kiss on Friday night,” they sing on the chorus. “And we’ve all had a broken heart/ We’ve all closed down a few good bars/ Take a look around, y’all, tell me I’m wrong/ Ain’t the whole wide world just one big country song?”
The summer smash was co-written by Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley and Michael Hardy and produced by Corey Crowder and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard.
The success of the song means everything to Preston Brust and Chris Lucas of LOCASH, especially this year.
“Thank.You.Country.Radio!!!!” exclaimed Brust. “The folks at Country radio feel like ‘One Big Country Family’ to us and we just want to thank them for showing us so much love over the years and especially this week!”
“We didn’t think anyone worked harder than us…until we met the BBR Music Group/ Wheelhouse Records team but they jumped from No. 6 to No. 1 in a week and brought home a No. 1 record!” added Lucas. “We’re all living in crazy times so it feels really good to be part of a silver lining story and a song that brought a smile to so many people’s faces.”
“One Big Country Song” is the first single off the duo’s latest album, Brothers.
Lauren Jo Black
Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.