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CommunityLoCash Cowboys
 
Background

Employment History

Education

  • Kokomo High School
Web References
Brust and Lucas describe the ...
www.theheraldbulletin.com, 31 Jan 2009 [cached]
Brust and Lucas describe the Lo-Cash state of mind as appreciating that the best things in life are free.
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THB photo/Don Knight 1/23/09 CommunityLoCash Cowboys' Preston Brust talks about the groups music and sucess during an interview Friday before the LoCash show at Hoosier Park in Anderson.
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Brust was born in Dermott, Ark. and was raised in Kokomo.
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Published January 30, 2009 08:09 am - ANDERSON — In just six years, Kokomo resident Preston Brust has watched his career climb from giving dance lessons at the Wildhorse Saloon to performing on New Year's Eve in Times Square.
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ANDERSON — In just six years, Kokomo resident Preston Brust has watched his career climb from giving dance lessons at the Wildhorse Saloon to performing on New Year's Eve in Times Square.
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Born in Arkansas, the son of a preacher, Brust spent his formative years in Kokomo after his father took a position at the Center Road Baptist Church.
Brust developed his musical talent in Kokomo and also spent some time as a choreographer in Pendleton for high school show bands.
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"We actually played in Anderson before," Brust said.
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Brust explained after high school he was working for Sam's Club in Kokomo selling corporate accounts and was told by fellow workers he needed to pursue a musical career.
"I saved a bunch of money and planned to go to Los Angeles or New York," he said. "My mom kept saying to go to Nashville. When I got ready to leave Kokomo I promised her I would try Nashville for one year."
Brust met Lucas one night at the Wildhorse Saloon in 2002.
"I met Chris within one week of being in Nashville," Brust said.
Brust and LoCash ...
www.kokomotribune.com, 2 Feb 2009 [cached]
Brust and LoCash Cowboys are on the rise
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ANDERSON — In just six years, Kokomo native Preston Brust has watched his career climb from giving dance lessons at the Wildhorse Saloon to performing on New Year's Eve in Times Square as a member of LoCash Cowboys.
Born the son of a preacher in Arkansas, Brust spent his formative years in Kokomo after his father took a position at Center Road Church of Christ. He lived in Kokomo from the age of 2 until leaving for Music City in 2002.
He graduated from Kokomo High School and worked as a choreographer at Maconaquah and in Pendleton, working with high school show bands.
Brust developed his musical talent in Kokomo and was involved with several groups including PLAD and No Name Necessary.
"Kokomo was a great school to be a part of," he said. "What I remember about Kokomo is the 'City of Firsts' and stoplights everywhere."
Brust said he had a lot of great friends and first learned to play the piano in Kokomo.
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Brust remained active with the choir at KHS and eventually took piano lessons from Curry.
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Brust explained that, after high school, he was working for Sam's Club in Kokomo selling corporate accounts and was told by fellow workers he needed to pursue a musical career.
"I saved a bunch of money and planned to go to Los Angeles or New York," he said. "My mom kept saying to go to Nashville. When I got ready to leave Kokomo, I promised her I would try Nashville for one year."
Brust met Lucas one night at the Wildhorse Saloon in 2002.
"I met Chris within one week of being in Nashville," Brust said.
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Little known to Brust was that Lucas was in no position to hire him or anyone else.
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"After about a month, I asked if I would ever get paid," Brust said with his infectious laugh.
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"We knew we wanted to sing," Brust said.
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Brust said he was most in awe when they met "The Temptations."
"Our intent was to mix out musical style," Brust said of the variety of songs they perform.
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"It's about never forgetting where you're from — Kokomo," Brust said of the LoCash Cowboys name.
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"Playing in Times Square was like a dream come true," Brust said. "It's a long way from Kokomo. I was thinking I'm really here and Kokomo is watching."
Brust said the duo has recently added a red baby grand piano to the act, and on New Year's Eve, he was thinking about how his music teachers in Kokomo would be watching and be proud of him.
"You can dream it, chase it and then it hits you that all the years of hard work have paid off," he said.
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Brust and Lucas describe the LoCash state of mind as appreciating that the best things in life are free.
"When the single hits and when ...
www.kokomoperspective.com, 25 Nov 2009 [cached]
"When the single hits and when it's successful, everyone's going to say it's an overnight success, and I'll think that the past seven or eight years have been one looong night," said Preston Brust, one of the two LoCash Cowboys.
Although Brust - a Kokomoan - and fellow LoCash Cowboy Chris Lucas write songs, "Here Comes Summer" was written with help from Nashville legend Jeffrey Steele.
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"My mom always made me take piano lessons when a kid," said Brust, who is a preacher's son. (Reporter: Do you know why preachers' kids are always ornery? Brust: No. Reporter:?They hang out with the deacons' kids. The LoCash Cowboy laughs.) "It was one of those things where I had to walk to piano lessons up hill both ways in the snow," he laughs. He laughs a lot.
Eventually, he quit taking lessons. One day, when he came home from Kokomo High School and no one was home, he sat down and tickled the ivories.
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"She nabs me and brings me in front of the class and says, 'I'm going to send a disciplinary notice to your parents - unless you join choir right now,' " Brust recalled.
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From there, one thing led to another, Brust said.
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Instead of going to college after graduating in 1992, Brust and a fellow KHS choir member, Dwayne Patterson, built a music studio and wrote songs together.
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"We had a quota to write X amount of songs, five a month or something, and the songs were cut by other people," Brust said. One song, "So Much Love," was supposed to be the first single by Divine on their followup to their hit "Lately" album. Divine opened for NSync. "We almost had our big break. My life was full of almost big breaks. All along my mom kept saying, 'You gotta go to Nashville, Preston. I just have this weird feeling.' I should have listened to her. She was right about the piano. The moment I got to Nashville, my career just took off. I can really credit this whole thing to my mom."
In Music City USA, Brust met Chris Lucas.
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Brust and Lucas hit it off.
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"It was such a frustration," Brust said.
But Lucas and Brust didn't stay bummed for long.
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If we can get one, we can get another one," Brust said.
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"At one point, we got an old Eagle bus," Brust said.
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"It was sold out," Brust said of the Wild Horse Saloon concert.
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In all the excitement, Brust didn't get Steele's cell number. After asking around, they reconnected. Brust and Lucas went to Steele's house.
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"Stroud said, 'I signed them years ago; tell them I'll call them,' " Brust said.
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"That was another huge turning point for us; even big stars don't get that," Brust said.
Brust and Lucas are also writing songs for other country music stars, including one very hot one - who has to remain nameless for now - who normally writes all of his own music.
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"It's a big step for us," Brust said.
With all that the LoCash Cowboys having going on and have to be excited about, it might be surprising to hear that Brust is excited about an upcoming gig in Kokomo at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at Tail Gators, 1833 S. Plate St. Tickets are $10 each.
"Every time I come home for the holidays, I love seeing family and friends, but I am such an active person that I get bored," Brust said.
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"We recognize the best things in life are free," Brust said.
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