Friday, 26 September 2014
"It's heartwarming to see The Roys on top. A well-deserved spot for a great song and band!" - Terry Herd, Bluegrass Radio Network / Bluegrass Today
"This is our first #1 on the BT chart," observes Lee Roy. "It's huge and, with the honor of our nominations, a great way to kick off the talent buyers' convention and World of Bluegrass Week," adds Elaine. The siblings are enjoying final-round nominations for ICM Inspirational Bluegrass Artist and Vocal Duo or Duo Performance Awards. Winners will be announced at the Faith, Family & Country Awards' 20th anniversary spectacular in Nashville on November 13.
Tuesday, 16 September 2014
Friday, 12 September 2014
Nashville, TN (September 12, 2014) - THE ROYS' celebrate strong debuts on multiple charts with their fourth Rural Rhythm Records' CD release, THE VIEW. The disc will enter the Billboard Top 10 Bluegrass Albums chart next week at #2, and currently holds the #7 spot on AirPlay Direct's Bluegrass/Folk chart. THE VIEW entered Amazon's Bluegrass Bestsellers list at #10 last week, and rises to #18 on today's Roots Music Report Top 50 Bluegrass Chart. The news of the disc's early success follows closely on the heels of the announcement of final-round ICM nominations for THE ROYS in the Inspirational Bluegrass Artist of the Year and Vocal Duo & Performance of the Year categories. Winners will be announced at the Awards' 20th anniversary spectacular in Nashville on November 13.
The new album is driven by "No More Lonely," the upbeat first single released to radio in June. The track continues to gain momentum; now featured on the Bluegrass Radio Network's IntoThe Blue syndicated radio show, it is tied at #6 on this week's Bluegrass Junction Most-Played Tracks/SiriusXM Radio Chart. "No More Lonely" holds the #16 slot on active Roots Music Report's Weekly Top 50 Bluegrass Song Chart and moves to #6 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart today.
THE VIEW is creating a stir in the media, and recent features can be found in Billboard and Sentinel & Enterprise. Tastemakers are praising the project, calling it the duo's best yet. Reviews include: American Songwriter, Parcbench, Nashville Country Club.com, Pittsburgh In Tune, to name a few.
Thursday, 28 August 2014
The candid overview features Elaine and Lee revealing the stories behind the disc's songs, and offering insights into the recording process. "We love the idea of addressing our fans directly," notes Elaine. "Folks always want to know about the creative process," adds Lee. "Hopefully, this video explains it."
The new album is driven by "No More Lonely," the upbeat first single released to radio in June. One Stop Country calls it their "best single yet," and the track has been in the Top 10 on the Bluegrass Today Weekly Chart for the past three weeks. It continues to generate positive spins, and fans can purchase the single via digital vendors including: iTunes, Amazon, Google Plus, Rhapsody and eMusic. The duo's fourth Rural Rhythm Records' CD release is available for pre-order now on Amazon.
Friday, 15 August 2014
New Deal Sealed Prior To September 2 Release of New CD, THE VIEW
Nashville, TN (August 15, 2014) -THE ROYS have signed an exclusive booking agreement with Buddy Lee Attractions for worldwide representation. The deal was solidified yesterday in advance of the award-winning Bluegrass/Country duo's September 2 CD release, THE VIEW, on Rural Rhythm Records.
"We're very excited," says Elaine Roy. "Nobody knows this business better." Lee notes, "They've broken some of the biggest acts of all time, handled Bill Monroe throughout his career, and continue to represent some of today's biggest entertainers. We're thrilled to join their roster."
Established in 1964, Buddy Lee Attractions is Nashville's largest privately owned talent agency. Throughout the past 50 years, the company has developed and represented George Strait, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and the Dixie Chicks. Currently, Gwen Sebastian, Steve Holy, Jason Michael Carroll and Duck Dynasty's Mountain Man make their home at BLA.
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