SOURCE: Dualtone Music Group

May 16, 2008 16:16 ET

Red State Update's Popularity Continues to Grow as Election Coverage Heats Up

NASHVILLE, TN--(Marketwire - May 16, 2008) - Dualtone Music Group this week announced that the hillbilly satirical comedy team and proprietors of Red State Update, Jackie Broyles and Dunlap, recently topped the impressive 10 million mark in online hits for their web-based comedy sketches on YouTube, MySpace and Salon.com.

Since Red State Update's featured placement in last summer's CNN/YouTube Democratic debate, the quirky Southern pundit wannabees have become two of the unofficial rising stars of this year's presidential election. Comedy shorts created for YouTube, MySpace and Salon.com have attracted thousands of loyal subscribers -- and their most popular YouTube video has garnered well over a half-million plays alone. All positive signs as Dualtone prepares to release Red State Update's very first CD, "How Freedom Sounds," on July 22nd.

"Reaching that level of 10 million views is a significant achievement today... not too many people can brag about a number like that," said Scott Robinson, president of Dualtone. "It's really an essential milestone as we work together to raise the profiles of these guys. We're looking forward to seeing what the future holds for Red State Update, especially as we get ready to release their very first CD this summer... I think the appeal of these two Redneck stars of cyberspace is now growing beyond their web sketches."

True, Red State Update's popularity has begun to swell beyond their enthusiastic Internet following as Jackie and Dunlap's unique, off-beat brand of political humor has also started to attract the attention of many major media outlets. With numerous appearances on CNN, coverage on syndicated radio outlets like NPR, an AP story picked up by USA Today and the cover story of the Nashville Scene, Red State Update has proven their appeal reaches outside their weekly webisodes.

This week's notable web achievement comes on the heels of even more visibility for Red State Update, as they just made another appearance CNN's "American Morning" today. Check it out at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Rb0eKvbeXA

Continue to watch for Red State Update on the campaign trail as they make featured appearances on TV, syndicated radio and the web throughout the rest of the year leading up to the presidential election.

Founded in 2000, Dualtone is the same label that brought you the quarter-million selling comedy act, Hayseed Dixie. The label that has won three Grammy Awards and been nominated for twelve Grammy Awards has also been home to such acts as June Carter Cash, Brett Dennen, Guy Clark, Charlie Robison, Jim Lauderdale, Chely Wright and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.

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