Nashville, TN (November 21, 2011)—Nash Overstreet, guitarist/vocalist for Hot Chelle Rae, has been touring with KRK VXT4 reference monitors, used for various projects while on the road.
“Being on the road as much as I am definitely poses a challenge in terms of mixing, programming and editing my sessions,” says Overstreet. “Whether I’m mixing a song for an artist I’m producing, or mixing a television performance of Hot Chelle Rae, having an accurate mix/reference is crucial. The KRK VXT4s deliver accuracy, versatility and superior sound in any setting. They’re small enough to set up as studio reference monitors in a hotel room, green room, or even a back lounge of a bus.”
Hot Chelle Rae’s recent success includes garnering a number-seven position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the hit single “Tonight, Tonight.” The single was also one of the top five digital downloads for 2011. Overstreet formed Hot Chelle Rae together with Ian Keaggy, and brothers Ryan and Jamie Follese after a successful show with Ryan Follese in August 2006. The group eventually landed a deal with Jive Records, and released their debut album, Lovesick Electric, on October 27, 2009. Keaggy handles drums and background vocals, Ryan Follese handles lead vocals and rhythm guitar, and Jamie Follese is on drums.
The VXT series of monitors consists of three models, the VXT4, VXT6, and VXT8. “Pointing out the single best feature of the KRK VXT4s is almost impossible,” adds Overstreet. “The VXT4s strike the perfect balance between great, even clarity and easy transportability. Their versatility allows me to create superior sound, which I can do in virtually any setting. You can be confident that you get the most accurate reproduction of your mix.”
The band’s background in music is extensive—Overstreet’s father is country singer/songwriter Paul Overstreet, who released 10 studio albums between 1985 and 2005 with 16 singles charted on the Billboard country charts. Two reached the number-one spot. The rest of the band shares distinctive musical lineage; the Folleses are also sons of A-list Nashville songwriters, and Kreaggy’s father is a Grammy-nominated guitarist.
Overstreet also attests to the durability of the KRK VXT4s. “I’ve worked in several studios with KRK speakers in the past, and when I was younger, I even sold them in a music store. They’ve always sounded great, had plenty of headroom for volume and held up amazingly. I’m glad I finally made the switch in my own studio. My mixes have never sounded better.”
Hot Chelle Rae