Unremitting singer/songwriter TODD O’NEILL released his debut single “Love Again” today on Nash Next Records under the Big Machine Label Group umbrella. The song premiered nationwide on the The Blair Garner Show and officially impacts Country radio now. Listen here: http://smarturl.it/ToddONeillLoveAgain. Textured vocals on full display, Whiskey Riff proclaims, “if this is the first you’re hearing of him, it’s time to start paying attention.” The feel-good, up-tempo number has all the markings of a hit, recorded alongside producer Jay DeMarcus of Rascal Flatts and infectious lyrics crafted by chart-topping songwriters Brett Young, Jesse Frasure and Cary Barlowe.
Offering an epiphany moment of finding the person you want to settle down with, the song’s chorus erupts: You make me wanna trade in whiskey and weekends / You make me wanna stay in with you every night / You make me wanna lock down this feelin’ I’m feelin’ / Girl, you got me shoppin’ for the cut that you like / You make me wanna love again.
The Hammond, LA native has been perfecting his self-described “pure Louisiana soul” sound in countless honky-tonks and dance halls for more than a decade. Last year, Todd was named the winner of Cumulus Media’s NASH Next 2016 challenge following a national grassroots talent search and artist development program for Country music. Hear Todd’s story on the new NASH Next: The Journey podcast series now.
Todd heads back to his home state this weekend for back-to-back shows tonight (4/14) at Cate Street Pub in Hammond and tomorrow (4/15) at Raxx Bar in Port Allen to celebrate the single release. On April 25, he will embark on dates with Cumulus Media’s NASH Next Live sponsored by Country Inns & Suites and benefitting Operation Gratitude. Fans can enter to win tickets through their local radio stations.
NASH NEXT LIVE DATES
April 20 – Atlanta, GA | WKHX-FM*
April 25 – Florence, SC | WHLZ-FM & WMXT-FM
April 27 – Nashville, TN | WKDF-FM & WSM-AM
May 2 – Lexington, KY | WLXX-FM, WVLK-FM & WXZZ-FM
May 4 – Charlottesville, VA | WUVA-FM
May 9 – Des Moines, IA | KHKI-FM, KJJY-FM
May 11 – New Orleans, LA | WRKN-FM
May 18 – Fresno, CA | KSKS-FM
*Todd O’Neill not on this date
Undertaking over 150 live performances in 2016, Todd has previously joined the bill with notable artists such as Jason Aldean, Frankie Ballard, Billy Currington and more. He will join Brothers Osborne and Runaway June for the 2nd Annual NASH Kick-Off Party at Cannery Ballroom in Nashville on June 6. For a full list of tour dates and more, visit ToddOneillMusic.com.