The Roys are heading to Australia next month to perform at the Tamworth Country Music Festival. This brother and sister duo hails from Fitchburg, Massachusetts, and their music is a surprisingly fresh, bluegrass sound that includes hints of roots and traditional country. Both are accomplished musicians and are known for their superb harmonies, ‘rootsy’ sound and compelling original songs.
Their latest CD, Lonesome Whistle, blends musical excellence and passion to create a musically intoxicating package. The disc, which debuted at #7 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums Chart, includes the duo’s current single and chart-topping hit Coal Minin’ Man. The track rocketed up the Bluegrass charts, landing at #1 on Power Source’s Bluegrass Top 35 Chart, #1 on HotDisc International Top 40 Chart, #3 on Bluegrass Unlimited’s National Bluegrass Survey and #4 on Bluegrass Music Profiles’ Top 30 Singles Chart.
In addition to chart success, The Roys are also receiving the accolades of their peers, winning the coveted 2011 Bluegrass Artist of the Year Award at the 17th Annual ICM Awards show this last month. The Roys were previously honored with the ICM’s Duo of the Year Award in 2010 and 2009.
They’ve opened for George Jones, Lady Antebellum, John Rich, Darryl Worley, The Oak Ridge Boys and Chris Young, and have enjoyed high-profile national TV gigs, including performances on: ABC, FOX, GAC, RFD and more. Lee and Elaine have performed their stirring version of the National Anthem for the Red Sox at Fenway Park, for the Tennessee Titans, for President Bush at Andrews Air Force Base and at the Kansas Speedway for the NASCAR Truck Series.
Don’t miss the chance to see The Roys, direct from the US, as they perform for the first time in Australia at the 2012 Tamworth Country Music Festival.
- Wednesday 25th January 2012 at 7.30pm – Bluegrass Concert (with The Davidson Brothers) Bicentennial Park, Tamworth NSW www.tcmf.com.au
- Thursday 26th January 2012 | 1pm – Longyard Hotel, Tamworth NSW – With special guests Australian Bluegrass Allstars featuring Rod & Jeff McCormack.