Country duo Kristy Osmunson and Jon Stone collectively known as American Young will headline Bush Hall in London on August 29th. The show comes under the Nashville Meets London Presents banner which will be familiar to UK country music fans as the brand continues to promote country and Americana music in the UK. The date is in support of a new American Young EP ‘Soundtrack of Your Life’ set for release August 23rd with the title track set for single release on August 2nd. UK singer, and two-time Best Female Vocalist at the British Country Music Awards, Laura Oakes will be supporting American Young. Much more about Nashville Meets London Presents, American Young and Laura Oakes follows:
American Young’s appearance at BushHall marks their first-ever headline show at the venue. Tickets for the show are £20 in advance or £25 at the door, and available for purchase here. Following their performance in London, the duo will appear in Manchester on Aug. 30 and Millport, Scotland on Sept. 1. For more information pertaining to American Young’s other appearances, visit www.AmericanYoung.com.
Launched in August 2016 as a music festival held in Canary Wharf, Nashville Meets London has developed into a global music brand providing opportunities that support the globalization of Country and Americana music. The brand’s mission is to expand on the cultural and economic exchange of music while driving more synergy between the recording and live performance industries in the United States and the UK. Nashville Meets London Presents American Young at Bush Hall is the first-ever event the brand has held at Bush Hall. Other Nashville Meets London (NML) sanctioned events include the monthly series, NML Presents at PizzaExpress! (Holborn), the NML and Buck n’ Bull ‘Southern Fridays’ Boat Cruise, and the annual NML Music Festival held in Canary Wharf. More information about this year’s Nashville Meets London week, to be held July 24-27, is available at www.NashvilleMeetsLondon.com.
About American Young: Curb recording duo, American Young, is comprised of Kristy Osmunson and Jon Stone. Osmunson was born in Idaho and raised about as country as anyone could be. She took violin lessons, both classical and in country, and toured with a Canadian fiddle group playing square dances and clogging her heart out with the rest of the ensemble. From playing the Broadway honky-tonks, co-founding the electrifying fiddle duo Bomshel, and writing the Joey + Rory hit “Cheater, Cheater,” she was well on her way as a solo artist before crossing paths with Stone. Stone is originally from Oregon and he too is country born and bred; for a while, he worked as a bull rider. The collaborative duo already claims songwriting credits for hit makers Kenny Chesney, Lee Brice, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton and more. They’ve both been in Nashville and have explored their options in country music before; Jon as a solo act, then a successful producer and songwriter (“Me and My Gang,” “A Woman Like You”) and Kristy as a founding member of Bomshel. In late 2013, the duo released their debut single, "Love Is War", which charted on the Country Airplay chart and led for international praise.
About Laura Oakes: Two-time winner of Best Female vocalist at the British Country Music Awards, Laura Oakes has enjoyed some of the UK’s most prestigious festivals and stages including C2C, The Great Escape, The Long Road, Liverpool Sound City, Black Deer, Cornbury Music Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, and Camp Bestival. As well as support slots for some of the most notable talent coming out of the UK and US, including Andrew Combs, Devin Dawson, Jimmie Allen, The Shires, Sarah Darling, The Shires, The Wandering Hearts and Ward Thomas. Her 2017 acoustic EP “Nashville Stole Your Girl” achieved number 5 in the iTunes UK Country Music Chart and received much critical acclaim, securing a session on Bob Harris’ BBC Radio 2 Country show. In addition to hosting her own nights at the award-winning venue, The Green Note in London, most recently Laura has been working on new music, inspired by her trips to Nashville writing with some of the world’s best musicians; James T Slater (Martina McBride), Beth Nielson Chapman (Faith Hill) and Jason Lehning (Alison Krauss). Now armed with a collection of new tracks, she gears up for releasing her divine songs from October.