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Chance meeting leads to Trailer Choir single

Thursday, August 19, 2010 – Trailer Choir has a new single out - Shakin' That Tailgate - from their full-length disc, "Tailgate Party." The song resulted from Trailer Choir's lead vocalist Butter having a chance meeting backstage with artist/writer Brady Seals at a performance both acts were on.

"We had just arrived backstage for our performance at KBWF's 2009 Beach Ball Free For All," Butter said. "Brady Seals was just finishing his last song on stage and I was like 'damn, that's Brady Seals.' I've loved everything this guy has done. So I bum rushed him like a frantic groupie as he walked off stage, introduced myself and asked him if he had any old songs sitting around the garage that might work for us."

"We exchanged contact info, and they whisked him off into the limo like Paul McCartney," Butter said. "The very next morning he emailed me 10 songs to check out. I dug every song, but didn't feel like we could pull any of them off. Yet I kept coming back to this song called 'Bonnie' because of one of the phrases I kept saying over and over in my head-'shakin' that tailgate.' I came up with a rough verse and chorus melody and called him, and after I got over the fact that I was actually talking to Brady Seals on the phone, I proposed my idea to make 'shakin' that tailgate' a song. He said 'I'm in,' and two days later in his studio at the old Musicians Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tenn. we gave birth to a 6 pound 3 ounce little baby song called 'Shakin' That Tailgate'."

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Rockin' The Beer Gut (Holla Day Version) (single) CD review - Rockin' The Beer Gut (Holla Day Version) (single)
Rockin' the Beer Gut, on the surface, reads like a song about a beer drinker's guzzling pride. But the tune is, in reality, an ode to gaining weight because this guy rocks a 'cheer gut' due to the fact that he "loves the way your cookies taste." It has a slightly urban feel to it, particularly when a children's choir chants, "Go Santa!" However, the instrumentation is country, through and through. One imagines many a man's beer gut grows a few »»»
Off the Hillbily Hook CD review - Off the Hillbily Hook
After a quick look at Trailer Choir's track list with song titles like In My Next 5 Beers, Off The Hillbilly Hook and Rockin' The Beer Gut, it would be easy to dismiss this band as just another flash-in-the-pan novelty act with a couple of funny songs. However, after just one listen to the six tracks, it is clear that not only is this trio funny, but Trailer Choir has the songwriting, vocal and music talent to sustain a career. The band, - Butter, Big Vinny and Crystal - has a »»»
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