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LoCash On The Keith Urban Song That Changed Their Lives

07/09/2016
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Keith Urban

(Radio.com) It's not for nothing that LoCash's new album is called The Fighters. The duo--Preston Brust and Chris Lucas--have endured a lot in their career, which had led them to where they are now: enjoying the spoils of their hit single, "I Love This Life."

Just a few years ago, it seemed like their days were numbered. "2011 was dark," Brust tells Radio.com. "Talk about throwing the towel in, 2011 was like one big towel getting thrown at us. We had a song going up the charts, it was almost top 30. It was about to break in, 'Here we go!' We passed top 40, we passed top 35, here comes 30! And, boom: Chris's dad passes away, out of the blue. He was one of our biggest fans. Man, that's a blow. It just hits you hard."

"We stopped what we were doing," he continues. "And regrouped a little. And we get back on the charts, we get to 30, and then all of the sudden our record label folds. It wasn't even that the song died: the record label folded!"

Lucas says, "When you don't have a team pushing the song at radio anymore' and then you get the CEO of the label calling you and saying, 'Hey, man, it's over.' And then, two weeks after that, my aunt passed [away]."

And then, Brust says, "Our fiddle player, he'd been with us for like, seven years. He gets a little sick, and the next thing you know, he's gone. It was like, 'What just happened?' 2011 was like this incredible year of loss."

"And then, in like November 0f 2011, we're looking at each other, asking 'What are we doing? We're spinning our wheels.' Everything's falling apart. We were stuck on a record label that folded. If you want to try to get a record deal, that's easier than getting out of a record deal!"

"And then, Keith Urban calls, and says, 'You wrote a song called "You Gonna Fly," and I'm going to make it my next single.' Talk about a light that comes to life at the end of a tunnel! It saved us. By February, it was almost number one, and then it went to number one and life changed. And literally, four months later, 'Truck Yeah' comes out on Tim McGraw's album. It was like, 'Boom!' 'Boom!' And we are back!" Read more here.

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