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Country rockers infiltrate Mercersburg

By Rachel Rosa NEWS Editor

Preston Brust takes a moment to pose in front of the camera during his spectacular performances. together, he and his "brothers" Chris Lucas rocked Mercersburg

Preston Brust takes a moment to pose in front of the camera during his spectacular performances. together, he and his “brothers” Chris Lucas rocked Mercersburg

On Friday, September 20, Mercersburg students and faculty filed into the Simon Theater for the weekly community gathering. Little did they know that two very eccentric and popular country rock stars would be sitting in the theater. These two musicians, Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, met in Nashville. Both discovered their talents as singers/songwriters, and eventually formed the now popular band, The LoCash Cowboys. Speaking ad lib to the Mercersburg community, they said that their rise to popularity was a bumpy ride; however the rockers strongly emphasized that “if you really want something, chase after it and something good will happen.” Since their last time playing at Mercersburg in 2012, Chris and Preston have practiced what they preached and have had the huge of success of not only co-writing Keith Urban’s single, “You Gonna Fly,” and Tim McGraw’s single, “Truck Yeah,” but are well on their way to realizing a new album, “Average Joes Entertainment,” to be released on June 18. Their short Q and A in the Simon definitely worked up students and faculty, and talk of their performance later that day was the main buzz in the dining hall.

Griffin Bosserman '15 shows the school that he is the king of the rednecks by dancing his heart out on stage with Locash. His awesome performance won him a debut album

Griffin Bosserman ’15 shows the school that he is the king of the rednecks by dancing his heart out on stage with Locash. His awesome performance won him a debut album

Academic dean Julie Maurer said, “I have seen LoCash play about 20 times before. Not only do I love their music, I also re- ally like how they connect with their fans to put on a spectacular show. My husband and I will definitely be there.” Student activities director Trini Hoffman stated, “There is a lot of work going into this show and it should be spectacular. I can’t wait for tonight.” For the rest of the day the campus was filled with tour buses, electrical wires, stage parts, and lights. All was in preparation for the LoCash Cowboys’ performance, which took place after the ribbon cutting for the new Simon Student Center. When it was finally time for the concert, students, children, faculty and staff made their way to the beautifully illuminated outdoor stage on the quad. Everyone shouted and clapped so loudly when Chris and Preston entered the stage that it could be heard across the campus. Shelby Smith ’14 said, “The vibe that everyone had was definitely amazing.” Their actual performance was filled with both original and covers of songs that kept the energy up all night. Bridget Filipe ’14 exclaimed, “I really appreciated how they played ‘Stacey’s Mom’, I was definitely singing along.” Altogether, the lights, sound and crowd made the performance both memorable and enjoyable. It is no surprise that the Mercersburg’s doors are always opened to such a talented and wonderful band.

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