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article imageWaterloo Revival talks 'Bad For You,' and Grand Ole Opry debut Special

By Markos Papadatos     Aug 31, 2015 in Music
George Birge and Cody Cooper from the country duo Waterloo Revival chatted with Digital Journal about their new "Bad For You" single, and their upcoming Grand Ole Opry debut.
On their music video for their newest single "Bad For You," Cooper said, "That was a great concept behind the music video. It was directed by Brian Lazzaro, and he had a good way to play out the song. He incorporated the Garden of Eden in there, with the sirens and the Odysseus type of character, that lured us in and got us in all different kinds of trouble."
Regarding their breakthrough single, "Hit The Road," Birge said, "That was a song that we wrote on our first-ever trip to Nashville. We came up with the idea in Austin, and we were working on a record before we even had a record deal. We had brought this idea to our first-ever writing session in Nashville, and we ended up writing this song, which got us our record deal and it was our first song on the radio, and it changed everything for us."
Their band name originated from their native Texas, and they pay tribute to their hometown. "We grew up in Austin, Texas, which was originally called Waterloo when the town was founded. It had a vibrant music scene and that shaped our sound. Everything we are doing now, we owe it all to Austin, and we wanted to carry the torch for the Austin music scene, and we thought Waterloo Revival sounded a lot better than Austin Revival, and it is definitely a way better conversation starter too," Cooper said.
Waterloo Revival will be making their Grand Ole Opry debut on September 8. "We still can't believe that is happening. Next week, we will make our debut and it is something that you always dream about, but never believe could actually happen as a musician. For us, it is absolutely a bucket-list thing to get to experience all that history and get on that stage. We are going to play three songs at the Opry next week, and we cannot wait. We are going to be in the circle and that is insane. We are going to soak up every moment of it," Birge said.
Cooper noted that they are extremely honored to be a part of the Big Machine Records family. "They are the best team that we could possibly imagine. Everybody is super-creative, super-supportive and super-open-minded. It is a dream come true," he said.
For their fans, Birge concluded, "Thank you. Cody and I were working desk jobs a year ago with no idea that we could ever make it this far. It has just been one lucky break after the other for us, and we couldn't have done it without the fans' support. We are so thankful to have them on our side."
For more information on Waterloo Revival, check out their official Facebook page.
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