30 Jan LANCO Debut Album “Hallelujah Nights” Lands at No 1 on Billboard Top Country Chart
PLATINUM selling breakthrough band LANCO claims the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart this week with HALLELUJAH NIGHTS (Arista Nashville), marking the first Country band to open at No. 1 with a debut album since Pistol Annies in 2011, which featured Miranda Lambert as a member. Prior to that, LANCO’s #1 status on the Top Country Albums Chart is the first debut from a new group without a format-entrenched member to reach the top since Lady Antebellum in 2008. Featuring their two-week No. 1 hit “Greatest Love Story” and their new single “Born To Love You” the “collection puts an anthemic spin on young love and small-town life” (The Tennessean) and has dominated the top of the charts since its release.
“Over the past five years we wanted to ride this dream as far as it would go and it’s hard to find the words to describe our debut record at the top of the chart,” said lead singer Brandon Lancaster. “We couldn’t be more grateful to see people gravitating towards these new songs that represent who we are, and its been wild to see these crowds sing every line back to us.”
Following performances on The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Bachelor, the TODAY Show and Jimmy Kimmel Live! , the “arena-rock leaning band” (Entertainment Weekly) brought their “twangy rock with blistering guitars and chugging rhythms” (Nashville Scene) to capacity crowds this past weekend at the Gramercy Theatre, NYC, Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, PBR in Baltimore and The Bluestone in Columbus, OH. LANCO “has given fans what they’ve been waiting for” (Pop Culture) and critics continue to champion HALLELUJAH NIGHTS, which features 11 tracks co-written by the band’s lead singer and namesake, Brandon Lancaster.
“Percolating country-pop with hooks a-plenty, crunchy beats and charming vocals. Absolutely addictive.” – Music Row
“Hallelujah Nights is a sprawling collection of stadium rock, bluesy country and intimate singer-songwriter pop that showcases the band’s disparate musical influences, all tied together by Lancaster’s voice.” – Billboard
“The human connection and deliberation truly makes Hallelujah Nights stand out among its modern peers. There’s an actual song cycle, with the end of one track bleeding into the next. It’s possible to discern that each story is happening in the same town to the same characters.” – Rolling Stone
“The quintet seems set to bring the full-band sound back to Country radio.” – Newsday
“Connections are made from the very beginning, tying memories together and weaving a story that leaves you wanting to listen over and over again while getting lost in the music. Their songwriting and storytelling abilities are undoubtedly strong and this album showcases it.” – The Shotgun Seat
“The familiar, couched in the extraordinary….a connection to community built by the bonds of music.” – The Wichita Eagle