Country music was long held as a mans world with legends like George Jones, Hank Williams, Merle and Willie. Then some of the greatest female voices in the world stepped on the to stage and country music was forever changed. There was Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Reba, The Judds,and today….The Darlins.
Erinn Bates and Jude Toy make up one of the country music industry’s fastest rising duos. With over 40,000 followers on Twitter and appearances with some of the industry’s most notable artists, they are unstoppable.
In an exclusive interview with Nashville Music Guide (NMG), The Darlins express their excitement in the enormous accomplishments still to happen this year and those already coming to fruition. 2015 has been the year for fast moving progress in their career.
The Darlins have been doing a lot of new writing and have in the past collaborated with legendary songwriters such as Tony Mullins, Brian White, and Tia Sillars.
I must say… they’ve got something very special for the fans and I want to thank them both for giving us the exclusive high points of what we can be watching for as 2015 propels the Darlins onto the charts and across the airwaves.
NMG: Excitement is brewing for the Neal McCoy and Friends Cruise 2015. Please elaborate on your feelings and how long you will be on the cruise?
Erinn: We will be on the Country Cruise from Oct 23-30th. We can’t wait to perform with such great musicians and country artists. Everyone there will be a country music fan and that couldn’t make me happier!
Jude: I feel very blessed to be a part of this cruise. We are going to the Bahamas with Trace Adkins, Joe Nichols and thousands of country music fans, I can’t think of anything else I’d rather do.
This past year the Darlins received endorsements from Breedlove , makers of the most sought after guitars, mandolins, and instruments around the world. The Darlins have now been honored with yet another outstanding endorsement, Julie Miles, renowned jewelry designer. Her collection is known worldwide. Congratulations to the Darlins on this new endorsement.
NMG: You have a new video and EP coming out. Can you tell me how you selected the single that would be covered in the video and the name of your new EP?
Erinn: Our EP is titled Crush and that is also the title track. Crush is a song that always gets a big response at shows. We want our fans to be hands on with all that we do. Our fans on social media actually chose it as our single and we can’t wait to release the video for it.
Jude: Crush has been one of my personal favorites for a while now, I never get sick of playing it or hearing it. It has an edge to it that reminds me of the Civil War. I like that it has a country feel but has a rock n roll feeling too. I am so glad our fans picked that song for the EP and can’t wait for everyone to see the video.
NMG: I know all your music is your favorite but if you had to pick just one, which one would be your all time favorite and why?
Erinn: My favorite tune so far is Crush, but we also have a brand new one that might be my new favorite! Can’t wait to share it!
Jude: Haha, Erinn and I have almost the same take on our music. I have to say, I feel the exact same way. Crush so far, but our new one is really cool too!
NMG: Touring is most likely a big thing coming now that your appearing on larger venues. How do you feel about touring and also when do you think you will begin marketing your EP to local and national radio?
Erinn: We will begin marketing our EP with its release this fall. Personally, I can’t wait to hit the road. Touring is something I’ve always looked forward to doing.
Jude: We will market the EP with its release in September. We are doing a live stream on You Tube to introduce the video and a “behind the scenes” look at the filming of it. I really want to thank Jonathan Barbee for everything. He is a brilliant guy and we are looking forward to doing a lot with him in the future too.
As you can see from the dialogue, the excitement is in the air and rightly so. September 22nd marks the day for the big release of their new EP “Crush” so don’t wait, go to www.thedarlins.com and get your copy during the early online release.
“Crush” will be distributed worldwide with full internet and Social Media outlets including Itunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Facebook, and Amazon. Pre-sale release is September 15th and you can also find free downloads and lot’s of discounts.
Jude and Erinn are proof that with hard work, a love for what you do and the determination to make it in an industry that can sometimes be unforgiving….you can make your dreams come true.
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