Due West

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Due West
Origin Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Genres Country
Years active 2004-present
Labels Bigger Than Me,
Black River,
Sovereign 3 Records
Associated acts Jason Deere
Website www.duewest.com
Members Tim Gates
Brad Hull
Matt Lopez

Due West is an American country music group composed of Matt Lopez, Tim Gates, and Brad Hull.[1] Due West was founded in Nashville, Tennessee in 2004, and was almost signed to a contract with RCA Records Nashville in 2006, but lost the deal due to the merger of Sony Music and BMG. By 2009, the band self-released its debut single "I Get That All the Time,"[2] which was also made into a music video, which has aired on Great American Country. In 2011 their second single, "When the Smoke Clears," was released as a music video, Roman White was the producer. Both "I Get That All the Time" and "When the Smoke Clears" made it into Great American Country's top 20. The trio also released a self-titled album on April 27, 2010. A second album, Forget the Miles, followed in 2011.

After parting ways with their label in 2013, they headed to popular crowd sourcing platform Kickstarter to raise funds to record and release a new album independently. They raised more than 150% of their goal (over $30,000). They entered the studio, this time with a new producer, Brandon Metcalf, who was previously a Seattle-based rock producer and new to Nashville, to create what they have said are the "best songs we've ever recorded."[3] Together, they crafted the Move Like That ep, which is their highest charting album to date. The title track was co-penned by hit songwriter Jimmy Robbins. The lead off single, Slide on Over, was written by Erin Enderlin, Dylan Scott, and Will Bowen.

Due West entered the studio with Metcalf again in August 2013 to record a forthcoming Christmas album, to be released on November 26, 2013.[4]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions
US Country US
Heat
Due West
  • Release date: April 27, 2010
  • Label: Bigger Than Me
Forget the Miles
Move Like That
  • Release date: August 27, 2013
  • Label: Sovereign 3 Records
38 13
I Hear Christmas
  • Release date: November 26, 2013
  • Label: Sovereign 3 Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak positions Album
US Country
2009 "I Get That All the Time" Due West
2010 "The Bible and the Belt"
2011 "When the Smoke Clears" Forget the Miles
2012 "Things You Can't Do in a Car" 47 Non-album song
2013 "Slide On Over" Move Like That
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2009 "I Get That All the Time" Glenn Sweitzer
2011 "When the Smoke Clears" Roman White
2012 "Things You Can't Do in a Car" Robert Chavers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Artists A to Z: Due West". Great American Country. Retrieved 28 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Dauphin, Chuck (11 April 2011). "New Artist Spotlight: Rising Stars Due West Are In Perfect Harmony". Roughstock. Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
  3. ^ McBride, Erin Ann (2 Aug 2013). "Due West Does Country Music Right". Meridian Magazine. Retrieved 18 Oct 2013. 
  4. ^ Lopez, Matt Ann (4 Oct 2013). "CHRISTMAS ALBUM & TOUR - 2013". Facebook. Retrieved 18 Oct 2013.