Sydney artist Cassidy-Rae has buoyed our spirits over the past few months by releasing country-pop gems like ‘Throwback’ and ‘I’m on Vacation’ that keep toes tapping and faces smiling, as well as garnering over 166 000 Spotify streams and 300 000 views on YouTube. Her latest single, ‘Cheers Y’all’, is another song guaranteed to lift anyone’s mood, as Cassidy-Rae encourages us all to raise a glass to those we care about. And the message has certainly resonated, as the song debuted at #1 on the iTunes Country Charts and was added to playlists such as Spotify’s ‘Fresh Country’ and Apple Music’s ‘Aussie Country’.
The song was written by Cassidy-Rae – who is a graduate of the CMAA Academy of Country Music and has appeared at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Blue Water Country Music Festival, Ballina Country Music Festival, Sydney Blues and Roots Festival – and produced by Michael Carpenter at Love Hz in Sydney, a collaboration that has worked very well for Cassidy-Rae’s previous singles.
Says Cassidy-Rae, ‘”Cheers Y’all” started as a toast after every song performing on cruise ships around the world, but it became so much more than that. It became a way to connect and a way to celebrate friendships made along the way. I’m so excited for this song to be released. The world is in need of some goodness and some joy. This is a reason to celebrate! And it’s just the start; the tip of the iceberg. There’s so much more music coming and what better way than to start with a party!‘
The song is accompanied by a video that shows a very modern way of cheersing: via computer screens (anyone who has participated in ‘Zoom drinks’ will appreciate this). It features some familiar faces, including Cassidy-Rae’s musician friends Emily Hatton, Benny Allen, Stanzie and Ashie Noey, as well as Stephen Holland, the presenter for 100% Australian on Triple H 100.1 FM, alongside some of Cassidy-Rae’s other friends. It’s a celebration in and of itself, and also a way to toast Cassidy-Rae as she looks ahead to more new music in 2021.