Hasting & Co.
With a sound competitive in today’s country market while still reminiscent of each other’s Midwest farm upbringings, the Hasting & Co. offers a Nashville “traditional meets pop country” sound that few acts have mastered.
In a genre where outside musical influence has easily overtaken priority to roots, Hasting & Co. founding members Kate Hasting and Josh Beale feel a welcomed responsibility to use other genres as a compliment to their Midwest country sound. “Country music is all about honesty, no matter how brutal,” explains Hasting. “We were both raised in communities driven by the genre, and know fans can call a farce from a mile away.” In 2013, they released their debut EP “Country Music”, co-produced by award-winning engineer and producer Chad Carlson (Taylor Swift, Trisha Yearwood, Chase Rice) and legendary guitarist Rob McNelley (Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Jake Owen). In 2015, the band released singles Just Friends, Country Music (reprise) and Behind the Bleachers, all produced by Tyler Smyth (Dangerkids). The video for Behind the Bleachers earned director Nishan Gilmet, an Emmy nomination, and was quickly picked up by Great American Country (GAC), The Country Network (formerly ZUUS Country), Heartland, and several other regional music outlets nationwide.
The band’s writing and performances led to opening for national touring acts Kellie Pickler, Craig Morgan, Randy Houser, Parmalee, Colt Ford, Joe Diffie, Larry Gatlin, Sunny Ledfurd and more. In addition to an impressive tour schedule, the band was tapped to sing the National Anthem for Vanderbilt University, performed on The Billy Block Show, was highlighted as Artist of the Month by SESAC, named to NSAI’s “One to Watch” list, were chosen to play the music of Taylor Swift and Johnny Cash for the Madame Tussauds Nashville unveiling event, played the Blue Bird Café’s Monday Writer’s Round, and are included among the Country Music Association’s Emerging Artists.
Hasting & Co. recently released their new EP “Can’t Get Enough” to a sold-out crowd at Nashville’s City Winery in conjunction with their partnership benefit for FBHA with artist Collin Raye.