LaRue becomes "First One to Know"
Thursday, July 24, 2014
– Stoney LaRue's debut single and video "First One To Know" from his forthcoming eOne release, "Aviator," debuted on CMT outlets on today.
The video was directed and produced by Coleman Saunders of Americus Studios. "Aviator" is set for Oct. 28.
The Texas native-turned longtime Oklahoman has had a slew of self-released projects.
LaRue has teamed with producers Frank Liddell and Mike McCarthy for "Aviataor
"I am proud of this music and proud of my very first video getting a nod by the folks at CMT," said LaRue. "I mean, to be able to say my debut video is receiving a world premiere just as the song is shipping to radio is like hitting that grand slam in the bottom of the ninth in a tied game. If this isn't the way to kick of 'Aviator,' I don't know what is."
LaRue released the first of five albums, "Downtown," in 2002. He last released "Velvet" in 2011.
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