Macy’s iHeartRadio Rising Star winner named
CCME 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 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–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 we 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.
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 Macy¹s 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.