Beloved pop band Hot Chelle Rae (HCR) was founded in Nashville circa 2005 and today consists of Ryan Follesé, Nash Overstreet, and Jamie Follesé. Having grown up in musically-inclined households, the three came of age among the songwriting community in Nashville.
Hence the foundation upon which HCR was built all boils down to really good music.
They gained widespread acclaim from their 2011 triple platinum single “Tonight Tonight,” which went #1 on Top 40 radio and sold over 3 million copies, while their single “I Like It Like That” peaked at No. 28 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Their skills as songsmiths are mirrored by their live performance chops, refined through years of touring alongside the likes of Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, and Justin Bieber, HCR has become known for their incredible musicianship and intoxicating energy on stage.
In 2015 they took a rest from the limelight, focusing on their careers as songwriters. During this time their individual crafts flourished, inspiring them to join forces once again. Slated with a new batch of A+ tunes and
sound indicative of their growth as writers and people, HCR draws on optimistic themes, a general feel-good mentality and snapshots from their personal lives.
Hot Chelle Rae continued their new music release with their “Tangerine EP” in 2020 , “Do The Damn Thing” featuring Chord Overstreet and LEVI in 2021 and "Stupid Song" in 2022.