Hot Chelle Rae is a pop rock band originally formed in Nashville, Tennessee, in 2005. The band is made up of four members: Ryan Follesés (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Nash Overstreet (lead guitar, backing vocals), Ian Keaggy (bassguitar, backing vocals) and Jamie Follesés (drums).
Hot Chelle Rae began in 2005, with a meeting between singer-songwriter Ryan (RK) Follesés and lead guitarist Nash Overstreet. The band began unsigned with the name Miracle Drug. The band was later named Hot Chelle Rae, after a Myspace stalker who provided the band with a rather entertaining era of online activity until her false identity was discovered and brought to light. Overstreet is the son of country singer-songwriter Paul Overstreet and the brother of actor Chord Overstreet. The Follesés are the sons of country songwriter Keith Follesé and Keaggy is the son of Phil Keaggy.
In the summer of 2007, the band opened a sold out show for rapper Lil Jon. Later on that year, they played a string of venues at South by Southwest, a music festival in Austin, Texas, and then went on tour with a band Vedera. Hot Chelle Rae recently opened for Taylor Swift in her World Tour, ‘Speak Now’. On October 23, 2009, they were signed to Jive Records and began work on their first album Lovesick Electric. Hot Chelle Rae released the single ‘Tonight Tonight’ which peaked at # 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and earned platinum for sales in July 2011. Their next single, “I Like It Like That”, premiered September 13, 2011 and released their second album entitled ‘Whatever’, November 29, 2011.
On December 31, 2011, Hot Chelle Rae performed on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest and played their two hits, “Tonight Tonight” and ” I Like It Like That”. On January 29, 2012, the band played at the nationally televised 2012 Pro Bowl pregame ceremonies at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii and sang “I Like It Like That” and “Tonight Tonight”. Hot Chelle Rae also performed “I Like It Like That” on the Hall of Game Awards on February 20, 2012. In March 2012, the band rejoined with Taylor Swift’s to support the Australia and New Zealand legs of her “Speak Now” Tour. In summer of 2012, Hot Chelle Rae will tour with Demi Levato. The band currently toured with Action Item and Electric Touch for their Beautiful Freak Tour and stopped by Montreal June 28th, 2012 at the Olympia Theater.
Hot Chelle Rae – Tonight Tonight released April 20th, 2011
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