Zimbio Exclusive: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Hot Chelle Rae at Home in Nashville

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(RCA Records)The fine young men of Hot Chelle Rae are gearing up for the release of their third album, and judging by the exclusive new behind-the-scenes webisode we're sharing today, they're psyched to be back in front of their fans. The video, which shows them wheeling around their hometown of Nashville before an intimate acoustic set, is just under three minutes long — but we still managed to learn a lot about the band. Like, for example:1. They're not too cool to make fun of their old...Read Full Story

Hot Chelle Rae at the AMAs: Sprint New Artist of the Year

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It was a big night for Nashville at the American Music Awards on Sunday, as Taylor Swift scooped up three awards and Hot Chelle Rae picked up a win for Spring New Artist of the Year.Those unfamiliar with Hot Chelle Rae have likely heard their hit song "Tonight Tonight," which is not a cover of the West Side Story classic but a catchy summer anthem about stupid tattoos and partying.Hot Chelle Rae does have a Taylor Swift connection: Two of the band members penned the song "Thug Story" for the...Read Full Story

Super Catchy Tune: Hot Chelle Rae's 'Tonight Tonight'

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Hot Chelle Rae Once Taylor Swift gives a band her seal of approval, it's only a matter of time before the masses catch on, too.Two years ago, Nashville-based pop outfit Hot Chelle Rae helped Taylor write her hilarious ditty "Thug Story," a collaboration with T-Pain that aired during the 2009 CMT Awards. Now they're climbing up the charts with a hit of their own: The unabashedly pop summer track "Tonight Tonight," which sounds an awful lot like a Miley Cyrus anthem as performed by, say, Jason...Read Full Story