Erinn Bates and Jude Toy.
Where are you from?
Erinn is from Nashville, TN, and Jude is from Portland, OR.
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How would you describe yourselves and your music?
We are a country duo based in Nashville. We write most of our songs together and sometimes with other writers. Our music is rootsy, real, and written from our own experiences.
Who are your main influences musically?
Our main influences range from Dolly Parton to Stevie Nicks. We also love Lee Ann Womack, Miranda Lambert, and Loretta Lynn.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
We hope to be super successful singer/songwriters living the dream of performing and sharing our music with music fans around the world.
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
The major highlight so far would be winning the second Annual Hourly Gig, the national battle of the bands sponsored by Snagajob, here in the US. Being voted by the country to open for hit duo, Montgomery Gentry, opened major doors for us.
And what’s the moment you want to forget?
I think we could both agree that having a band back you up on stage at the last minute (and they have never heard your songs before) was a really bad idea. That happened in Nashville at a major showcase early in our development as a duo and it was being filmed for a TV pilot! Not a good moment!
If you had to pick just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
At the moment, Crush would represent The Darlins very well. It is a song we wrote together that was the first one that really defined our sound.
Where can we listen to it?
Listen at our official website at www.thedarlins.com or at https://m.soundcloud.com/thedarlins/crush
Where can we find out more about your music?
Please check us out and like us at www.facebook.com/thedarlins, say hi to us and follow us at www.twitter.com/thedarlinsmusic, www.instagram.com/thedarlins and for news, tour schedule, and more updates, please check out our website, www.thedarlins.com.
Anything else you’d like to say about your music that I forgot to ask?
Thank you so much for finding us! We appreciate your time and interest in us and our music. We hope to make it to the UK soon!