Rocket Club Launches New Single, North Country
MINNEAPOLIS, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Local, chart-climbing, country rock band Rocket Club will launch its newest single North Country May 26 on iTunes and Amazon.com. North Country is a country rock single that pays tribute to northerners’ love for weekend getaways “up north.”
North Country is the title track from Rocket Club’s upcoming third album by the same name. The song has already been called an “Anthem to the North” by Minneapolis country music station K102. Rocket Club also released this week a music video of the song directed by Twin Cities filmmaker, Joe Brandmeier, which showcases the band hitting the road and heading up north interspersed with vintage home movies that could have come from anyone’s personal collection. The music video can be seen on YouTube and at the www.rocketclub.info.
“We are incredibly excited about North Country as our newest single,” said Don Smithmier, Rocket Club vocalist. “As a Minnesota band, we realized there are a lot of songs that pay tribute to the southern states — Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee and Mississippi — but none that are dedicated to the northern part of the country. This is a song that captures the universal love for heading ‘up north’ to be with family and friends.”
Rocket Club will kick-off a busy summer lineup including a performance August 6th at We Fest in Detroit Lakes, where they will join other national acts including Sugarland, Rascal Flatts and Brad Paisley. In addition, Rocket Club has shows lined-up throughout the summer at various venues and events in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ohio.
Rocket Club, which launched in 2008, has already had two hit singles on the Billboard Hot 100 including One More Day and One Thing Beautiful. The band operates independently under its own label.
For more information on Rocket Club or to download North Country, go to www.rocketclub.info.
About Rocket Club
Minneapolis-based country band Rocket Club began as the songwriting duo of Don Smithmier and Brian Kroening. The band quickly grew to include Chris Hawkey, Billy Thommes, Joel Sayles and newest member Luke Kramer. Rocket Club is creating a whole new blend of music and is known for their rich vocal harmonies, big guitar hooks and old fashioned American storytelling. The group had two singles on the Billboard Country Charts in 2010 and launched the new single North Country in spring of 2011.
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