LINCOLN, Ill. — Chart-topping LOCASH will perform at this year’s Logan County Fair on Saturday, Aug. 3.
Jason Pritchett also will take the state that evening.
Creating a sound that fuses modern country and classic heartland rock with an edgy vocal blend, 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 number one 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, “Feels Like A Party,” is the pair’s first release with their new label, BBR Music Group/BMG.
In addition to their own material, LOCASH co-wrote Keith Urban’s No. 1 single “You Gonna Fly” and Tim McGraw’s “Truck Yeah.”
Brust reflected on his Indiana roots in a 2016 article written by Cody Neuenschwander of the Kokomo Tribune.
Brust’s family came to Kokomo from Arkansas when he was 2 years old as his father had taken a job preaching at the Center Road Church of Christ.
“Most of my life, I’ve lived in Kokomo — all my growing up years,” he said in the article.
It was during those years his mother had him take piano lessons, something Brust admitted he didn’t really enjoy, but his mom insisted he stick with. So, he kept taking piano lessons for years, until he eventually got his wish and was allowed to quit.
Then, one day later on in the seventh or eighth grade, he sat back down at a piano.
“It just all kind of came back to me — all the stuff that I had learned … and I was like, ‘oh this is kind of cool,’ and I started playing all of the things that I remembered.”
He started writing chords and short songs.
The rest is history.
Jason Pritchett of Independence, Missouri, is leading the charge for the new revolution of country music. Jason’s first four radio songs have blazed into the top 40 charts in record time.
In Pritchett’s first week on the charts, he was the highest debuting artist with his single “Good Show” topping out at No. 16, earning him “Red Carpet” status at the CMA awards in Nashville, Tennessee.
Jason has performed on tour, with performances opening for Tyler Farr, Lee Brice, Thomas Rhett, Old Dominion and Kelly Pickler, to name a few.
He was eliminated in the final eight of America’s Got Talent in its second season.