NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and Macy's congratulate Before You Exit on winning the third Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star Campaign. Before You Exit will now perform alongside music's biggest stars at this year's iconic two-day iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on September 19 and 20, in addition to taking the stage for special performances during Macy's Glamorama®, the retailer's annual music and high-fashion events this summer, as well as the iconic Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® this November.
The three brothers from Orlando, Florida – Connor McDonough (Vocals/Guitar), Riley McDonough (Vocals) and younger brother Toby McDonough (Vocals/Guitar) – have crafted a soaring pop-rock album of uplifting relationship songs that blend sharp hooks with bright and buoyant rock. The album and standout first single, "I Like That" is a tune with tenderly romantic lyrics and big pop-rock beat. Conjuring up the optimism in the band's name – inspired by the sentiment "make a difference before you exit" – the band works daily to make their way to the top, but never fail to stop and appreciate what has got them where they are today.
“We are so blessed to have such amazing support and to be given this opportunity to play at the iHeartRadio Music Festival alongside so many talented artists,” said the band. They added, "Ever since we were really young, we had always dreamed of one day being in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. When a surreal event occurs, a lot of people say ‘I never could've imagined this,’ but truth is, we've always been dreaming it, we just never imagined it'd come true."
This year, Clear Channel radio listeners, iHeartRadio fans and Macy's shoppers cast more than seven million votes for their favorite up-and-coming artists, crowning Before You Exit as the 2014 Macy's iHeartRadio Rising Star. The campaign also featured five in-store performances by the Top 5 finalists where hundreds of fans flocked to Macy's stores to see live performances of the must-hear breakout artists of 2014.
In addition to performing alongside major music stars at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, Before You Exit will kick-off their victory celebration with special performances during this summer's Macy's Passport presents Glamorama events. Macy's iconic high-fashion and entertainment extravaganzas feature the latest fashion from the hottest designers, show-stopping dance, visuals and staging, as well as incredible musical and other performances. Before You Exit will open the shows on August 1 in Minneapolis and August 8 in Chicago, followed by two shows in late September slated for Los Angeles and San Francisco. Tickets are available for purchase at macys.com/glamtickets.
Fans can hear music from Before You Exit on iHeartRadio via Macy’s exclusive mstyleradio, the digital top hits radio station which also broadcasts live in-store at more than 700 Macy’s mstylelab Junior’s and Young Men’s departments nationwide. mstyleradio is a destination where fans can discover new music, enjoy their favorite hits and connect to the latest in fashion and pop culture.
Last fall's iHeartRadio Music Festival hosted by Ryan Seacrest, brought the music of the iHeartRadio app to life and featured performances by more than 40 of the best artists in music including Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Paul McCartney, Elton John, Queen + Adam Lambert, fun., Maroon 5, Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars and more. This year’s iHeartRadio Music Festival 2014 star-studded line-up and ticket information will be announced next month.
Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc., delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at macys.com. Via its stores, e-commerce site, mobile and social platforms, Macy's offers distinctive assortments including the most desired family of exclusive and fashion brands for him, her and home. Macy's is known for such epic events as Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, as well as spectacular fashion shows, culinary events, flower shows and celebrity appearances. Macy's flagship stores -- including Herald Square in New York City, Union Square in San Francisco, State Street in Chicago, Dadeland in Miami and South Coast Plaza in southern California -- are known internationally and are leading destinations for visitors. Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers, employees and Macy's Foundation, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.
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