Honestly

Album: Whatever (2011)
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Songfacts®:

  • This quirky breakup song is the third single by the Nashville pop-rock band Hot Chelle Rae, taken from their second studio album, Whatever. The band penned the tune with emo-pop production duo S*A*M & Sluggo who have also worked with Boys Like Girls, Cobra Starship and Gym Class Heroes. The single was released on March 22, 2012.
  • All four Hot Chelle Rae members have family connections to other entertainers. Lead guitarist Nash Overstreet is the son of country songwriter Paul Overstreet, who has written hits for such stars as Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton and Randy Travis. His brother, Chord, is an actor best known for playing Sam on Glee. Vocalist Ryan Follese and drummer Jamie Follese's father, Keith Follese, is also a country songwriter. His resume includes penning Tim McGraw's "Something Like That" and Lady Antebellum's "Lookin' for a Good Time." Bass player Ian Keaggy is the son of contemporary Christian singer/guitarist Phil Keaggy ("Your Love Broke Thru").
  • Ashley Benson, the star of the ABC Family teen drama Pretty Little Liars, co-stars with the band in the song's music video. The clip was directed by Marcus Raboy, whose other credits include Avril Lavigne's clip for "What The Hell."

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