The Lost Trailers have been around for awhile, over the course of four albums since forming in Nashville eight years ago.
But this year the group is learning something new thanks to “Holler Back,” the title track and first single of its justreleased fifth album.
“With it being Top 20 and now Top 10 (on the Billboard country charts), we had to learn how to sing over people, ’cause they’re singing the song back,” says frontman Ryder Lee. “That’s definitely not something I’m complaining about.
“It’s been a really cool summer for us, just to see everybody digging the song and reacting to it like that.”
Lee, 29, credits the song’s success to The Lost Trailers’ capturing “that live energy we have on stage” on the “Holler Back” song and album. He says the group also likes the fact that a lot of new fans are coming out because of the song and discovering that The Lost Trailers are actually a pretty seasoned act.
“Yeah, what people see when they come to see us live is not a new artist,” he explains. “You get a lot of people who come to Nashville and they get the publishing deal and the record deal and all of a sudden they’re out there playing and they’ve never played shows before.
“That’s completely foreign to us. The show is the natural part for us. That’s the reward. That’s not the work part — it’s why you do it. To us, getting out there and performing is what it’s all about, and I think that’s what you hear on (‘Holler Back’).”
The Lost Trailers perform with Crossin’ Dixon at 7 p.m. Monday the Michigan State Fair, Eight Mile Road and Woodward Avenue, Detroit. The show is free with a State Fair admission. Call (313) 369-8250 or visit www.michigan.gov/mistatefair.