Bounty Hunters ahead of Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus on US music chart

Overnight success: David and Lyn Hinds are blues and rock duo the Bounty Hunters who are sitting ahead of  Ed Sheeran and Miley Cyrus on the US Mainstream Radio Airplay Chart.
Overnight success: David and Lyn Hinds are blues and rock duo the Bounty Hunters who are sitting ahead of Ed Sheeran and Miley Cyrus on the US Mainstream Radio Airplay Chart.

A Port Macquarie band is giving international megastars including Ed Sheeran and Miley Cyrus a run for their money. 

David and Lyn Hinds form the blues and rock duo the Bounty Hunters and their song Hot on Ya Heels is currently sitting at number eight on the US Mainstream Radio Airplay Chart

David said the chart is the most accurate indicator of actual airplay spins in the US and Canada and is used by all of the mainstream radio stations to assist in their programming.

The couple said being on the same chart as international megastars is ‘incredible’ and ‘mind boggling’

“It just didn’t seem real,” Lyn said. 

David said the reaction to the track in the US has been amazing. 

The couple wrote the song Hot on Ya Heels a decade ago. In 2016 they entered the song in the Your Music Out Loud In The USA international competition and placed third runner up. 

The Bounty Hunters were then contacted by American music production company Klubjumpers who wanted to remix the original song for US mainstream radio and the dance club market. 

“They kept Lyn’s vocals, my vocals and my guitar parts but took everything else out and replaced the drums and bass with electronic beats,” David said. 

The couple said they were happy with the remix and hoped it would spark interest for the blues and rock genre with the younger generation. 

The track was released in May and has steadily climbed the US Mainstream Radio Airplay Chart.

As of June 15 the song was positioned at number eight ahead of Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus, Harry Styles, Katy Perry and David Guetta. 

The remix track has also taken off worldwide and has been played on mainstream radio in Canada, England, Ireland, Israel, Argentina, Italy, New Zealand, Turkey, Germany, Bulgaria, Sweden and France. 

Lyn and David said they live and breathe their passion for music. 

“It has taken 22 years to become an overnight success,” David said. 

Over breakfast one day Lyn asked David if he had ever heard of a song called Hot on Ya Heels because she thought it would make a good track. 

After breakfast the couple went for a walk on Lighthouse Beach where they worked out the lyrics and each had to remember a verse for the song.

When they got back to the house they pieced together all their ideas to create the work.  

The Bounty Hunters plan to travel to Nashville in early 2018 to perform at a music showcase.