The acclaimed country duo, LOCASH today announced their new full-length album, Brothers, will be released March 29 and is available today for pre-order digitally. This will be the “separated at birth singing partners,” (Rolling Stone) Preston Brust and Chris Lucas’ first project with their new label family, Wheelhouse Records/BBR Music Group.
The title is derived not only from the undeniable bond the two share but also from one of the pair’s main objectives for the project: bringing people together.
The twosome, often mistaken as biological brothers thanks to an inexplicable natural chemistry, crafted Brothers with a worldly message in mind “everybody is connected, even if it isn’t by blood.” Chock-full of feel-good tunes that make you want to call up friends, reminisce and make new memoriesBrothers has a neighborly sentiment woven throughout the project that makes the camaraderie of the pair almost palpable.
“At the end of the day, we are all brothers and sisters. We’ve all seen our share of sunshine and rain (I know Preston and I certainly have). In order to get through it all, we all need to lean on each other,” said Chris Lucas of LOCASH. “This album is all about recognizing that brotherhood and bringing people together.”
Persevering through several tough breaks (and a handful of small independent deals) throughout the years has only strengthened the twosome. The hardships have pushed Brust and Lucas, and their families, to become closer-than-kin and that much more commited to their music and their creative partnership. Despite the setbacks, the guys have been able to accomplish a great deal as a pair including earning three #1 singles, three major award nominations and a slot on Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s SOUL 2 SOUL Tour.
“We wanted to create music that folks can just get lost in for a minute, put their struggles and differences aside and just enjoy the moment,” said Preston Brust of LOCASH. “We wanted Brothers to almost be a soundtrack to those standout moments in life where everybody is enjoying life to the fullest.”
Listeners got their first taste of the duo’s feel-good project with the fall release of “Feels Like a Party,”which debuted at Country radio as #1 Most Added and Taste of Country immediately dubbed “an unbiased, anthemic sing-along.” Written by LOCASH’s own Brust and Lucas along with the track’s co-producers, Corey Crowder and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard (who also co-wrote the title track), the song emits undeniable party vibes with a laid-back groove and “makes the pair’s party-minded harmonies gleam in the harsh light of 2018” (Boston Globe).
- “One Big Country Song” — (Jesse Frasure, Ashley Gorley, Michael Hardy)
- “How Much Time You Got” — (Jacob Durrett, Corey Crowder, Rhett Akins)
- “Brothers” — (Preston Brust, Chris Lucas, Corey Crowder, Tyler Hubbard)
- “Summer in a Truck” — (Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip, Zach Crowell)
- “God Thing” — (Jordan Schmidt, Alex Smith, Tyler Hubbard, Russell Dickerson)
- “It’s Only Midnight” — (Marv Green, Rhett Akins, Dallas Davidson)
- “Feels Like a Party” — — (Preston Brust, Chris Lucas, Tyler Hubbard ,Corey Crowder)
- “Secret Weapon” — (Preston Brust, Chris Lucas, Jordan Schmidt, Corey Crowder)
- “Cold Beer Kinda Night” — (Chris DeStefano, Ashley Gorley, Rhett Akins)
- “Kissing a Girl” — (Matthew West, Andrew Pruis, Thomas Finchum)
- “Beers to Catch Up On” — (Rhett Akins, Jeremy Stover, Paul DiGiovanni)
Creating a sound that fuses modern Country and classic heartland rock with an edgy vocal blend, Wheelhouse Records’ LOCASH is the Country music duo made up of singer-songwriters Chris Lucas and Preston Brust; natives of Baltimore, Maryland, and Kokomo, Indiana, respectively. With two albums and eight charting singles to their credit, LOCASH broke out in 2015 with their gracious GOLD-certified hit, “I Love This Life,” followed by the flirtatious GOLD-certified #1 smash, “I Know Somebody” – their first trip to the top of the Country radio airplay charts – and 2017’s fun-loving romantic anthem “Ring on Every Finger.” All three singles were part of their album, THE FIGHTERS, which was released in the summer of 2016 to Top 15 success. In 2017, they earned their first round of awards show recognition, nominated at the ACM Awards for New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year, the CMT Music Awards for Duo Video of the Year (“I Know Somebody”), and the CMA Awards for Vocal Duo of the Year. Their latest single, the Top 30 “Feels Like A Party,” is the pair’s first release with their new label, BBR Music Group/BMG.