Today, Vancouver, BC country artist Dave Hartney releases his debut single “Party Lights” via iTunes and Spotify. Written by Adam Hambrick (Miranda Lambert, Rascal Flatts and Justin Moore), Andrew DeRoberts (Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore and Canaan Smith) and Jeremy Stover (Hunter Hayes, Jake Owen and Dallas Smith) and produced by British Columbia Country Music Association (BCCMA) Award-winner Jeff Johnson (George Canyon and Wes Mack), “Party Lights” showcases Hartney’s mix of modern country with southern rock, with an infectious chorus that is sure to be a summer anthem song.
“I couldn’t be more excited to release my first single. I hope it brings out a lot of images and memories in people’s minds from their favourite summer events and parties,” said Hartney. “Whether it’s out barbecuing in the backyard, on a dockside speaker at the lake, in the campsite a summer festival, or driving too fast in the car – I hope this song becomes a part of people’s summer soundtracks.”
With a toe-tapping upbeat entrance, the opening lyrics “old school groove playing when I walked in, drinks flowing, speakers buzzing,” “Party Lights” tell the story of the perfect summer party and finding that summer love connection. With a chorus ending “sitting here, stone cold sober, still you got me falling over, looking perfect in the string globe glow tonight, out there in the party lights” it is sure to transport listeners back to their own memorable summer moments.
The past few years have seen Hartney quickly gain recognition in the Canadian country music scene. In 2015 Hartney was a BCCMA & Music BC Artist Development Program Top 5 Finalist and 2016 saw Hartney receive a BCCMA Ray McAuley Horizon Award nomination. Hartney has brought his high energy to live performances across the country opening for the likes of Dallas Smith, High Valley, Tebey, Black Jack Billy, Aaron Pritchett, Dierks Bentley, Jerrod Neimann, Thompson Square, and many more. This summer, Hartney will hit the stage at Sunfest (Toby Keith, Little Big Town), and Gone Country 2017, opening for headliner Tim Hicks.