Kia Motors & YouTube Digital Series Pairs Groundbreaking New Artists With Iconic Musical Acts; CHASE BRYANT & MICHAEL MCDONALD Are “Takin’ It To The Streets” In High-Energy Documentary

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Chase Bryant is First Country Artist Featured In
Kia’s Digital Series “Rediscovered”

Kia Motors & YouTube Digital Series Pairs
Groundbreaking New Artists With Iconic Musical Acts

CHASE BRYANT & MICHAEL MCDONALD Are
“Takin’ It To The Streets”
In High-Energy Documentary Series



NASHVILLE, TN
— Kia Motors and YouTube have teamed up to present Rediscovered, an exclusive content series tied into the YouTube Music Awards, part of Kia’s continued support of groundbreaking music online.

RED BOW Records musical maverick Chase Bryant is one of the most celebrated new artists in today’s Country music landscape. Now, Bryant holds the honor of becoming the first Country artist selected for Kia’s trailblazing digital series, Rediscovered. 

Rediscovered finds the most exciting new artists of today reaching out of their genre comfort zone to cover a classic song from the past. The stylized, high-energy documentary series explores intersecting lines between emerging and established artists by way of a legendary song.

Over the course of five new chapters available now, Rediscovered follows “Take It On Back” hit-maker Chase Bryant as he drives through the streets of Nashville discussing his journey from the small town of Orange Grove, Texas to Music City, stopping along the way to give fans a special look inside his career landmarks, including the Orbison Building and Grand Ole Opry House.

Bryant also gives fans an insider’s glance at his vintage guitar and gear collection. Fans will go behind-the-scenes with Bryant in the studio as he records his cover of the hit single, “Takin’ It To the Streets,” a song made iconic by GRAMMY Award winning band The Doobie Brothers.  While recording the legendary song, Bryant is surprised by prolific vocalist and artist Michael McDonald who – unbeknownst to Bryant – has been watching the rising star in the studio the entire time.

“I can’t tell you how excited and thankful I am about this series and to be the first Country act to do this,” said Bryant of Rediscovered. “To be able to say I got to work with Michael McDonald, whose music was the soundtrack to many years of my life, is something I’ll cherish for years, thanks to Kia. Great music never dies.”

Watch Chase Bryant & Michael McDonald’s Rediscovered episode here: https://www.youtube.com/user/KiaBUZZ/KiaMusic

ABOUT KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
Kia Motors Corporation (www.kia.com) – a maker of quality vehicles for the young-at-heart – was founded in 1944 and is Korea’s oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles. Over 3 million Kia vehicles a year are produced in 10 manufacturing and assembly operations in five countries which are then sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering around 150 countries. Kia today has around 49,000 employees worldwide and annual revenues of nearly US$45 billion. It is the major sponsor of the Australian Open and an official automotive partner of FIFA – the governing body of the FIFA World Cup™. Kia Motors Corporation’s brand slogan – “The Power to Surprise” – represents the company’s global commitment to surprise the world by providing exciting and inspiring experiences that go beyond expectations.

ABOUT CHASE BRYANT:
Music defines 22-year-old Chase Bryant. Raised in Orange Grove, Texas (pop. 1,200), Bryant’s grandfather played piano for Roy Orbison and Waylon Jennings. His uncles co-founded the group Ricochet. Conway, Merle, Petty, Vince, Bob Wills, Steve Wariner, Bryan Adams and more were early influences as were records by Keith Urban, Sarah Buxton and Jedd Hughes.

Bryant’s guitar-wielding Top 10 debut single “Take It On Back” has reached ONE MILLION combined views on YouTube/ VEVO, spent 14 consecutive weeks on the CMT Hot 20 Countdown and is a GAC Top 20 Country Countdown video. “Take It On Back” remains a Top 20 Billboard Hot Country Song in the U.S. and a Top 20 Most Watched Video on VEVO TV Nashville.  Internationally, the single is a Top 20 hit in Canada and a Top 3 video on Australia’s CMC Countdown.

The musical maverick has been named an “On the Verge” Artist by USA Today and iHeart Media; a “Hot Star” by Pollstar; one of “10 Country Artists You’re Going To Love” by Teen Vogue; “One of the Best Things We Saw at CMA Fest” by Rolling Stone; “a superstar in waiting” by Taste of Country, a “Next Big Thing 2015” Star by MusicRow Magazine as well as named an “Artist to Watch in 2015” by The Huffington Post, Country Weekly, Nashville Lifestyles, Taste of Country, Roughstock, Country Music Is Love and many more. Bryant is currently headlining his “Take It On Back Club Tour” and joins Tim McGraw’s Shotgun Rider Tour in Summer 2015.  “Take It On Back appears on Bryant’s debut EP, which he co-produced alongside Derek George (Randy Houser).

CHASE BRYANT LINKS & HASHTAGS:

#takeitonback
#TIOBTOUR

Twitter:   @ChaseBryant
https://www.facebook.com/ChaseBryantMusic

http://instagram.com/iamchasebryant

Listen/ Purchase Chase Bryant’s debut EP here: http://smarturl.it/chasebryantEP

For more information about Chase Bryant, visit: http://www.chasebryant.com


ABOUT MICHAEL MCDONALD:
Distinctive and soulful, Michael McDonald’s voice is one of the most yearningly emotive instruments of our times. To this add formidable songwriting and keyboard skills, and you have an artist who has been a singular musical presence for four decades. From ‘70s-era Doobie Brothers classics such as “What A Fool Believes” and solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin’” through two highly-acclaimed Motown albums, genre-busting guest spots and innovative concept shows, the five-time Grammy Award winning McDonald is both timeless and ever-evolving.  He continues to tour the world, from Europe to Asia to Australia and doesn’t hesitate when asked what’s the most meaningful part of his career: “Bottom line, there’s nothing better than when I’m up on stage playing music.”

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