Fuel released its first studio album “Sunburn” in 1998. In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the album, Fuel will be making a pit stop in Sherman as part of its 2018 tour.
As the first performance of Sherman’s free concert series, Hot Summer Nights, Fuel will be playing its entire first album as part of this tour. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the Sherman Municipal Building lawn.
One notable song from the album is “Shimmer” which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks charts. It was also No. 11 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks charts. It was No. 37 on the Adult Top 40 chart and No. 42 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Other high-performing tracks from the album “Sunburn” include “Bittersweet” which was No. 15 on the Billboard Rock Mainstream charts, “Jesus or a Gun” and the title track, “Sunburn.” “Sunburn” was featured in the movie “Scream 3.”
The album “Sunburn” went platinum and the group released its second album in 2000. “Something Like Human” was No. 1 for 12 weeks on the Billboard Modern Rock tracks charts.
In 2006, American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry was offered the lead singer role in the band after performing the group’s song, “Hemorrhage (In My Hands).” Though Daughtry declined, around that time Fuel’s version of the song skyrocketed to the Top 10 download list on iTunes.
Now, the rock band Fuel has five albums with one on the way.
The current member line up includes Brett Scallions on lead vocals and rhythm guitar, Jason Womack on lead guitar and backing vocals, Phil Buckman on bass and backing vocals, and Shannon Boone on drums.
Performing at the June 7 Hot Summer Nights concert will be Mark Chestnutt.