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Lost Trailers' song makes Olympics

Saturday, August 4, 2012 – Dial Global Sports, the exclusive national radio broadcaster for the London 2012 Olympic Games, went country Thursday night with a montage for new women's Olympic All-Around gymnastics champion Gabby Douglas. With The Lost Trailers' new song American Beauty as the foundation, the montage highlighted Douglas's historic night, featuring custom Olympic-themed lyrics and play-by-play highlights of her performance along with Douglas' reaction to bringing home the gold.

"When I heard American Beauty for the first time last month, I knew immediately it would be a great anthem to use somehow during our Olympic coverage," said Dial Global Sports Executive Producer Howard Deneroff. "Stokes and Jason were receptive and gracious enough to cut customized lyrics, and Gabby Douglas gave us the reason to put it all together."

"Jason and I are extremely proud that when Dial Global was looking for music to capture this awesome win for Team USA, that they chose American Beauty," said Stokes Nielson, who mans the three-time ACM-Nominated act with singer Jason Wyatt.

"We were freaking out, as we listened to the coverage," said Wyatt, "We get super psyched about the Olympics anyway, so to have this connect is just icing on the cake."

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