Thursday, 30 October 2014
Durban-based Connecting Stars release their US BILLBOARD charting single "Stuck" to SA radio
Peaking at #28 on the US BILLBOARD Adult-Contemporary chart, Connecting Stars' "Stuck" entered the Billboard charts at #30 at the end of July: http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/chart-beat/6191280/chart-highlights-magic-bleachers-lil-wayne-drake-score-new-no-1s."Stuck" was first released in the US on the 10th of July 2014 when it was premiered on Guitar World: http://www.guitarworld.com/acoustic-nation-exclusive-song-premiere-connecting-stars-stuck. “Getting onto the AC Billboard charts has been an amazing achievement for us as a band. It is difficult to put into words, because we know with radio play there are no guarantees and even getting a song play-listed isn’t easy. So getting on the charts has been mind-blowing for us and we are just so thrilled that our music has been so well received by the US”, comments an ecstatic Cheryl. Taste of Country had the World Exclusive of the “Stuck” Video Premier - http://tasteofcountry.com/connecting-stars-stuck-video/?trackback=fbshare_top OR watch the music video for "Stuck" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e8v36vgGFY Following the release of the single, Connecting Stars toured the US in August performing in New York, Nashville, Los Angeles and San Diego at the same time as the release of their Debut album in the States through American label Morada Music. “We are very selective in the artists we take on but Connecting Stars is very special. The music speaks for itself.” comments Marshall Blonstein, music industry veteran and president of Morada Music. The Duo will return to the US in March 2015 and plan to tour the States twice a year. SA music fans will get to see them live across the country over the next few months before they head abroad again. "Stuck" is taken from Connecting Stars' self-titled Debut album, which was produced by long time musical peer and friend of the band, John Ellis - also from Tree63 fame. Ellis also played a variety of the instruments on the record and helped them create the country-tinged pop masterpiece that has been likened to acts such as Lady Antebellum.