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Cheat Codes Transition Into Country Music with Genre-Bending Project “One Night in Nashville” (Listen)

We caught up with the DJ trio at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, where we chatted about collaborations with artists like Dolly Parton, Jimmie Allen, Russell Dickerson and more.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - SEPTEMBER 24: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) (L-R) Matthew Russell, KEVI, and Trevor Dahl of Cheat Codes is seen backstage during the Daytime Stage at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Festival held at AREA15 on September 24, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Denise Truscello/Getty Images for iHeartRadio)

Cheat Codes has officially gone country!

While the DJ trio has released dance, electronic AND pop music in the past, Cheat Codes, consisting of KEVI, Trevor Dahl and Matthew Russell, have put on their cowboy hats and boots and they are officially diving headfirst into the country music world.

When asked about what inspired the change, Trevor Dahl revealed to Celeb Secrets in an exclusive interview, “Since we started, we’ve always been wanting to be able to like, you know, dive in on different genres and work with different artists.”

“We’ve always been big fans of country music, and when the pandemic hit, we worked on a song that ended up being country with Little Big Town, and one song turned into a whole album,” Dahl continued.

This album is none other than One Night In Nashville, the band’s incredible 15-track project released today (January 27th) on all music streaming platforms.

Backstage this past September at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, Cheat Codes gave us ALL of the tea surrounding their brand new album, as well as the special guests featured on the tracklist.

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One Night In Nashville‘s tracklist is truly like no other, featuring some of the most iconic names in country music. With the exception of the band’s one solo song “Sippin,” this project is almost entirely collaborations.

Jimmie Allen, Lee Brice, Bryn Christopher, Dixie D’Amelio, Russell Dickerson, Adam Doleac, Lindsay Ell, Lady A, Little Big Town, Maddie & Tae, Dolly Parton, MacKenzie Porter, Nate Smith, Matt Stell, Mitchell Tenpenny and Brett Young are the special guests featured on the album, and the genre-bending trio gave us the inside scoop on what it was like working with some of country music’s biggest stars.

The trio gave fans a first look inside the project back in 2022 by releasing it’s debut track “I Remember” with Russell Dickerson.

When talking about their experience working with Russell Dickerson on the track, Dahl revealed “Russ is probably the coolest guy we’ve ever worked with. He’s the most down to earth, super chill, just very real, so we love that.”

The song made waves on streaming and social media platforms, leading into the release of a special remix that featured none other than Dixie D’Amelio.

The band touched on their experience working with Dolly Parton for the track “Bets On Us” as well, another one of the album’s hit singles.

“I mean, she’s a queen. She’s THE queen. I mean, she’s a legend. She’s been doing this for a long time, so the fact that, you know, she’s willing to hop on our album was a huge stamp of approval, and we’re super grateful for it,” Dahl shared.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 24: (FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) (L-R) KEVI, Matthew Russell, and Trevor Dahl of Cheat Codes perform onstage during the Daytime Stage at the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Festival held at AREA15 on September 24, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images for iHeartRadio)

After listening to One Night In Nashville on repeat, we can’t wait to hear it live! Lucky for fans everywhere, Cheat Codes doesn’t plan to stop touring anytime soon, and you can find all of their upcoming shows HERE.

“We’re always touring, so we’re playing like every weekend different, you know, cities and different countries, whatever,” Trevor Dahl shared. “We’re gonna hopefully do an appearance at a Stagecoach which will be really cool, and then we’re doing some country-based shows in Vegas and all sorts of stuff.”

Hopefully the DJ trio plans to bring out some special guests on tour for a surprise cameo! Only time will tell.

Until we can catch one of Cheat Codes’ live performances, we will be streaming One Night In Nashville nonstop! Hear it for yourself below, and let us know which track is your favorite by either leaving a reaction at the bottom of the post, or by sending us a tweet @celebsecrets.

To learn more about Cheat Codes and their recent transition to country music, be sure to watch our EXCLUSIVE interview below.

For more coverage from the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Festival, click HERE

Written by Melanie Rooten

Melanie is has been an intern at Celeb Secrets since May of 2022. Born and raised in Orange County, California, she is currently a senior at the University of Oklahoma. Studying public relations with minors in both digital marketing and Spanish, Melanie dreams of working in the music/entertainment industry full-time after college. During her free time, she loves going to concerts, binging her favorite TV shows, spending time with her friends and family, and cheering on the Oklahoma Sooners.

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