The Roys have seen their musical career explode in 2012, thanks to a continuing blitz of TV appearances, impact at radio and performances at major festivals and venues across the U.S.A., Canada and here in Australia.
The brought Bluegrass to the small screen this year with a host of appearances on network and cable outlets. Just in case you missed their performances, you can view them via the links provided.
Additionally, the siblings appeared on the PBS programs Pa’s Fiddle: Charles Ingalls, American Fiddler and Song of the Mountains; RFD-TV’s Reno’s Old Time Music Festival; CMC Australia/Sky TV-U.K. Bluegrass Mountains TV Show and the Dr. Steve Show.
The trend-setting siblings also signed an exclusive global booking agreement with prestige agency Moonstruck Management. Dates for 2013 are filling in now.
Lee and Elaine’s sophomore disc for Rural Rhythm Records, New Day Dawning, was released in August and immediately found a home on radio and in the charts. The EP debuted at Number 2 on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums Chart in early September and two weeks later climbed to Number 1 on Amazon’s Bluegrass Best Sellers list. Additionally, the week of September 21, all of the songs from the EP owned positions on the Bluegrass Today Chart, making The Roys the first-ever act to hold that honor. Currently, NDD holds the Number 34 spot on the current Roots Music Report, Top-50 Bluegrass Albums Chart.
The first single release from the new record, “Still Standing,” continues to impact the charts, sitting at Number 19 on Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s Top-30 Songs Chart and holding the Number 15 spot on Bluegrass Today’s Weekly Top-20 Chart.
Radio programmers have continued to embrace the energetic duo, describing their unique and vibrant Bluegrass style, powerful songwriting and pleasing personalities:
Elaine and Lee have such a gift for finding great songs and they sing wonderfully. They are fun to talk to as well. We had such a good time chatting with them about their new release, New Day Dawning – Kyle Cantrell, SiriusXM Radio.
The Roys embody all the qualities necessary to take Bluegrass music to new heights, but most importantly, a deep respect and passion for the music – Terry Herd, Bluegrass Radio Network.
The Roys are compassionate people who have found a unique way to use their music to spread a positive message and inspire those with whom they come in contact. Their latest release continues this tradition through both their writing and performance – Cindy Baucom, Knee-Deep In Bluegrass.