The Avett Brothers take ‘High Steppin’ to No 1

Single goes to No. 1 on Americana Radio Airplay chart

This week Grammy Award-nominated collective The Avett Brothers have reached the top Americana Radio Airplay Chart with “High Steppin’” coming in at No. 1. “High Steppin’” is the first single from The Avett Brothers’ anticipated album Closer Than Together, available via American/Republic Records on Friday, October 4th.

In addition, the band recently release a behind-the-scenes video of “High Steppin’.” The video goes behind-the-scenes of the choreography created by the Purple Charlotte Steppers Club and talks about how The Avett Brothers asked the group to join them for their video. The video can be seen below.

Four new songs have recently been released (“Roses and Sacrifice,” “Trouble Letting Go,” “Neapolitan Sky,” “High Steppin’”) in anticipation of Closer Than Together. The Avett Brothers will be on tour throughout the rest of 2019 making stops at New York’s Barclays Center on October 5th and LA’s The Greek on August 22nd. Swept Away – a new musical inspired by and featuring the music of The Avett Brothers – will have its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in June 2020.

The Avett Brothers made mainstream waves with their 2009 major label debut, I and Love and You, landing at No. 16 on the Billboard Top 200 and garnering critical acclaim. 2012 saw The Carpenter hit No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 and was followed by Magpie and the Dandelion (2013) which debuted at No. 5 on Billboard’s Top 200 and saw the band appear twice on Jimmy Kimmel Live! True Sadness (2016) achieved The Avett Brothers’ highest career debut to date hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart, No. 1 Top Rock Albums Chart, No. 1 Digital Albums Chart, No. 3 on Billboard Top 200, and scoring two GRAMMY nominations. In the same year, the band was inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. In 2017, the band released their critically acclaimed documentary May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers, which was co-directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio. The film followed the band as they wrote their GRAMMY nominated album True Sadness. The film was released theatrically and on HBO to rave reviews and critical acclaim and is now available on DVD/Blu-ray/VOD. In November 2018, the band headlined the concert for Hurricane Florence Relief in Greenville, North Carolina, raising $325,000 to help those affected by Hurricane Florence.

Author: Buddy Iahn

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