Nashville, Tenn…. Aug. 1, 2008… INO/Columbia Record’s The Afters continue to be
heard on the small screen with songs from their sophomore project “Never Going
Back to Ok” being used in episodes of Army Wives and Rachael Ray as well as in
promotion for Dr. Phil. The Texas based band also recently finished a
mainstream radio promo tour with a final stop in Los Angeles speaking with
Premiere Radio Networks and the TV Guide Channel.
“Ocean Wide” can be heard this Sunday Aug. 3 on Lifetime’s hit series Army
Wives. Now in its second season, the series is the highest-rated show in the
channel’s 24-year history. The episode will air at 10pm EST with encore
presentations on Monday Aug. 4 at 8pm EST and Saturday Aug. 9 at 11pm EST.
Rachael Ray’s daytime television show used The After’s “Tonight” in May of this
year as well. Winner of the 2008 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk
Show-Entertainment, Rachael Ray is a daily one-hour syndicated talk show in its
third season and is watched by millions of viewers.
“One Moment Away” from the band’s sophomore record will be used to
promote the new season of Dr. Phil. Now preparing for its seventh season since
the show’s launch in 2002, the show’s advertisement can be seen starting next
The Afters visited key mainstream radio markets in June such as Chicago,
Denver, Albuquerque and Charlotte on a promo tour in support of their Hot AC
single “Never Going Back to Ok.” The band’s final stop in Los Angeles included
an interview on the nationally syndicated Premiere Radio Network’s Daily Music
News and an interview with the TV Guide Channel. To view The Afters’ segment on
TV Guide’s broadband channel visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoiBbe-Bx1E
"Never Going Back To Ok" is presently being promoted to the Hot AC
format. Stations currently playing the track include KVLY/McAllen, TX, KSII/El
Paso, TX, KLCA/Reno, NV, KLTG/Corpus Christi, TX and WAYV/Atlantic City, NJ.
band was also on the July 30 edition of the nationally syndicated morning radio
program The Bob and Sheri Show. Though based in Charlotte, NC, the program runs
live on over 60 stations nationwide. To listen to The Afters’ segment on the
show, you can visit: http://bobandsheri.1079thelink.com/archive/audio.cfm;jsessionid=a630cb9dce69764b14f45d612a6952c76284?ID=1051
“Never Going Back to Ok” entered the Billboard Top 200 at #41 and the
Contemporary Christian SoundScan charts at #1 selling 15,856 units. In digital
sales, the project entered at #1 for Christian SoundScan album and track sales
plus hit as high as #14 on the iTunes® overall digital chart and #4 on
their digital Rock chart. “We Are The Sound” from the new record was also used
in promotion for last season’s American Idol with the viral video for “MySpace
Girl” being featured on E! News, Seventeen.com and TV Guide Channel’s website.
their debut project “I Wish We All Could Win” in 2005, The Afters received top
attention from their fans and media outlets. The Afters’ music has
appeared on the networks of MTV, mtvU, ABC Family and E! News as well as on HOT
AC and VH-1 radio along with outlets such as Billboard, BOP and Popstar. The
MTV college network and mtvU have been strong supporters of the band as their
music video for “Beautiful Love” was awarded with an mtvU Award for Best
Streaming Video in 2005. The Afters were awarded the Dove Award for “New Artist
of the Year” (2006), and has had over 250,000 downloads to date. The foursome
composed of Josh Havens, Matt Fuqua, Brad Wigg and Marc Dodd, met while working
at a Starbucks in Mesquite, Texas.