Category:Country music duos
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The following 134 pages are in this category, out of 134 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Brooks & Dunn – Brooks & Dunn is an American country music duo consisting of Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn, both vocalists and songwriters. The duo was founded in 1990 through the suggestion of Tim DuBois, before the foundation, both members were solo recording artists. However, they began hitting the charts together in 1991, signed to Arista Nashville in 1991, the duo has recorded ten studio albums, one Christmas album, and three compilation albums for the label. They also have released fifty singles, of which twenty went to No.1 on the Hot Country Songs charts and nineteen more reached top ten. Two of these songs, My Maria and Aint Nothing Bout You, were the top country songs of 1996 and 2001, respectively. The latter is also the duos longest-lasting number one, at six weeks, several of their songs have also reached the Billboard Hot 100, with the number 25 peaks of Aint Nothing bout You and Red Dirt Road being their highest there. Brooks & Dunn also won the Country Music Association Vocal Duo of the Year award every year between 1992 and 2006, except for 2000. Two of their songs won the Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Hard Workin Man in 1994 and My Maria in 1996. Brooks & Dunn has collaborated with artists, including Reba McEntire, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow, Mac Powell, Billy Gibbons. After announcing their retirement in August 2009, they performed their concert on September 2,2010 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Both Brooks and Dunn have continued to record for Arista Nashville as solo artists, Dunn released a self-titled album in 2011, which included the Top 10 country hit Bleed Red, while Brooks released New to This Town in September 2012. The duo reunited in 2015 for a series of concerts with McEntire in Las Vegas, leon Eric Kix Brooks III was born May 12,1955 in Shreveport, Louisiana and before moving to Nashville in 1979, he played at various venues in Maine. He was also a neighbor of country singer Johnny Horton, Brooks also released several singles through the independent Avion label, charting at number 73 on Hot Country Songs in 1983 with Baby, When Your Heart Breaks Down. In 1989, he released a studio album through Capitol Records. This album included Baby, When Your Heart Breaks Down and the number 87 single Sacred Ground, which McBride & the Ride covered and took to number two on the country charts in 1992. Brooks and Pam Tillis co-wrote and sang on Tomorrows World, a multi-artist single released on Warner Bros. Records in 1990 in honor of Earth Day, Brooks also produced and co-wrote Backbone Job, a Keith Whitley outtake that appeared on his compilation Kentucky Bluebird. Ronnie Gene Dunn was born June 1,1953 in Coleman and he played bass guitar in local bands during high school and he briefly studied theology at Hardin-Simmons University with the intention of becoming a Baptist preacher. Dunn was kicked out of the school because he played in bars, between 1983 and 1984, he recorded for the Churchill label, taking both Its Written All Over Your Face and She Put the Sad in All His Songs to number 59 on the country charts
2. The Civil Wars – The Civil Wars were a critically acclaimed American musical duo composed of Joy Williams and John Paul White. Formed in 2008, The Civil Wars won four Grammy Awards prior to their 2014 breakup, both Williams and White had solo careers prior to meeting at a songwriting workshop in Nashville in 2008. At the workshop, approximately 25 songwriters were assembled by music publishers to write radio singles for a band later identified as the country group Gloriana. Williams and White were randomly paired to write together, and quickly discovered an affinity, in a 2012 interview, Williams said that when he started singing it was like I knew where he was going to go before he went there. Following the workshop, White and Williams made immediate plans to meet again and they wrote the song Falling during their first session, which took place at Williams house. Looking for a name for the project, Williams came up with The Civil Wars and it has nothing to do with the historical meaning. There is a quote that I believe is Plato, who said, Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle. As I was thinking about the music we make, that sense of battle seemed applicable, the duo performed for the first time as The Civil Wars at the French Quarter Cafe in Nashville on April 7,2009. Williams former producer Charlie Peacock was in attendance, and impressed by their dynamics and on-stage chemistry, on April 8,2009, Shalom Aberle recorded The Civil Wars second live show. Eight of the songs that were recorded that night were on Live at Eddies Attic, in November 2009, Poison & Wine was used in its entirety as a music bed for a pivotal montage at the end of a sixth season episode of Greys Anatomy. At the time, the song was only on Live at Eddies Attic. White, Williams and Yetton found out about the placement only four prior to the episodes airing. They uploaded the newly recorded version of the song to iTunes, as the video was being put online, Williams and White were watching the Greys Anatomy episode, and the uploading was completed almost to the second that the last note of the song played. Through Greys Anatomy, The Civil Wars were exposed to a national audience, which included Taylor Swift. Poison & Wine was released a week after Greys Anatomy aired, the duo toured consistently throughout 2009 and 2010. Williams, White, and Peacock returned to the Art House to record The Civil Wars debut album, Barton Hollow, which was released on February 1,2011. It also charted at #1 on the Billboard Digital Albums chart, #1 on the Billboard Folk Albums chart, #2 on the Rock Albums Chart, Barton Hollow received significant critical acclaim. The BBC wrote A timeless, anachronistic record, Barton Hollow could be from 30 years ago, or it could be from 30 years hence
3. Archer/Park – Archer/Park was an American country music duo composed of singer-songwriters Randy Archer and Johnny Park. Signed to Atlantic Records in 1994, the duo released its album, We Got a Lot in Common. Two of the singles entered the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts, Where Theres Smoke at No.29. After their disbanding in 1994, Randy Archer found work as a songwriter, with Tim McGraw and he and Park also wrote songs for Montgomery and for Elbert West. In 2006, Archer released an album entitled Shots in the Dark on an independent label. In 2009, Park and his son, Clint, formed the duo The Parks, which signed to Lyric Street Records subsidiary Carolwood Records
4. The Common Linnets – The Common Linnets are a Dutch band that formed in 2013. The band members were originally individual artists Ilse DeLange and Waylon who have each other for years before the formation of the duo. DeLange has stated that the group is a platform for Dutch artists to make country, Americana, or bluegrass music, in May 2014, Waylon left the group and was replaced by American country singer Jake Etheridge. The song became a hit throughout Europe, Ilse de Lange and Waylon are both from the eastern part of the Netherlands. In Dutch, people from this region are sometimes called heikneuters, in English this bird is called a common linnet. So in fact, DeLange and Waylon are both songbirds from the eastern Netherlands, the name for the band is an idea from Dutch designer Rens Dekker, who is also responsible for the artwork design of their single and self-titled album. The band was composed of individual country artists Ilse DeLange. However, Waylon stated that the band was created by Ilse and that she is, at the moment, Ilse said that she created the band as a project or a platform for Dutch artists to make country, Americana or bluegrass music. Both artists stated that artists can be replaced by other musicians. Since May 2014 the band consists of Ilse DeLange, JB Meijers, Jake Etheridge, Ilse DeLange was born on 13 May 1977 in Almelo, Netherlands. She started her career at the age of 8 as a lip-synching artist, De Lange drew greater attention after switching to a live repertoire in both regional and national talent shows in Hilversum. This helped her book some live-performances on national television and she formed a duo with guitarist Joop Liefland, who introduced her to country music. Waylon was born on 20 April 1980 in Apeldoorn, Netherlands and his stage name came from the name of his idol Waylon Jennings. After the Eurovision contest, the band went on a tour in the Netherlands. Fans however noted the absence of Waylon raising suspicion that he has left the group or even had been permanently replaced, JB Meijers was born on 10 June 1972 in Delft, Netherlands. Before joining the Common Linnets, Meijers played guitar in Dutch indie bands Charmin Children, Shine and he also played with De Dijk, Eboman and Acda & De Munnik and worked as a producer. Meijers replaced Waylon as the frontman of the band alongside DeLange, Meijers wrote the song Calm of the Storm. Ilse De Lange and Waylon presented their song for Eurovision 2014 for the first time in the Dutch TV Show De Wereld Draait Door on the 12th of March and released the final version the next day
5. Court Yard Hounds – Court Yard Hounds is an American country music and folk duo, founded by sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison. They, along with Natalie Maines, make up the Dixie Chicks, the sisters decided to record a side project under a different name. Court Yard Hounds, featuring Robison for the first time as lead vocalist, released an album for Columbia Records. The album debuted at No.7 on the Billboard 200 chart and it has sold approximately 825,000 copies in the United States. Emily and Martie Erwin, now Emily Robison and Martie Maguire, founded the Dixie Chicks in 1989 with Robin Lynn Macy and they released two independent albums before Macy left, and their third album was released with Lynch on lead vocals. In 1995, Lynch left and was replaced by Natalie Maines and they then released their third album Home to critical acclaim. The group followed a hiatus with a live album and a documentary highlighting the maelstrom created by Maines comment. The Dixie Chicks released Taking the Long Way in 2006 which has sold over 3 million copies. The Dixie Chicks have been on hiatus since 2008. in 2016 they reformed for a world tour, Court Yard Hounds was formed in 2009 when Maguire and Robison wanted to return to the studio however Maines was still reluctant to do so. The duos project was announced in January 2010 and the album features Emily on lead vocals, Robison said that the album is very personal and she would also be joined by singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan on a track called See You in the Spring. The band signed to Columbia Records and released their debut album on May 4,2010. Their first public appearance as Court Yard Hounds was on March 18,2010 at the Americana Music Associations SXSW showcase in Austin, according to Maguire and Robison, the Dixie Chicks have not parted ways. And still continue to make appearances including touring with the Eagles and Keith Urban in 2010 and appearing at selected events, such as the Calgary Stampede, Court Yard Hounds second studio album, Amelita, was released on July 16,2013. Sunshine, the lead single, was released on June 10,2013. In 2015, the Dixie Chicks announced a tour of Europe for the year, later also announcing a tour in North America
6. The Everly Brothers – The Everly Brothers were American country-influenced rock and roll singers, known for steel-string acoustic guitar and close harmony singing. Isaac Donald Don Everly and Phillip Phil Everly were elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, Don was born in Brownie, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, in 1937, and Phil two years later in Chicago, Illinois. Their parents were Isaac Milford Ike Everly, Jr. a guitar player, actor James Best, also from Muhlenberg County, was the son of Ikes sister. Margaret was 15 when she married Ike, who was 26, Ike worked in coal mines from age 14, but his father encouraged him to pursue his love of music. Ike and Margaret began singing together, the Everly brothers spent most of their childhood in Shenandoah, Iowa. They attended Longfellow Elementary School in Waterloo, Iowa, for a year, but then moved to Shenandoah in 1944, Ike Everly had a show on KMA and KFNF in Shenandoah in the mid-1940s, first with his wife and then with their sons. The brothers sang on the radio as Little Donnie and Baby Boy Phil, the family sang as the Everly Family. Ike, with guitarists Merle Travis, Mose Rager, and Kennedy Jones, was honored in 1992 by the construction of the Four Legends Fountain in Drakesboro, the family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1953, where the brothers attended West High School. In 1955, the moved to Madison, Tennessee, while the brothers moved to Nashville. Don had graduated high school in 1955, and Phil attended Peabody Demonstration School in Nashville. Both could now focus on recording, while in Knoxville, the brothers caught the attention of family friend Chet Atkins, manager of RCA Victors studio in Nashville. The brothers became a duo and moved to Nashville, despite affiliation with RCA, Atkins arranged for the Everly Brothers to record for Columbia Records in early 1956. Their Keep a-Lovin Me, which Don wrote and composed, flopped, Atkins introduced them to Wesley Rose, of Acuff-Rose music publishers. Rose told them he would get them a deal if they signed to Acuff-Rose as songwriters. They so signed in late 1956, and in 1957 Rose introduced them to Archie Bleyer, the Everlys signed and made a recording in February 1957. Bye Bye Love had been rejected by 30 other acts and their record reached No.2 on the pop charts, behind Elvis Presleys Teddy Bear, and No.1 on the country and No.5 on the R&B charts. The song, by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, became the Everly Brotherss first million-seller. Working with the Bryants, they had hits in the United States and the United Kingdom, the biggest being Wake Up Little Susie, All I Have to Do Is Dream, Bird Dog, and Problems
7. Florida Georgia Line – Florida Georgia Line is an American country duo consisting of vocalists Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard. They have achieved major success since their inception and are one of the most successful music acts of the 2010s. The young band quickly emerged after several years starting their careers by making covers and their music has been tagged as bro-country, transitioning from the traditional country feel to their hybrid sounds and their lyrical focus about backroads, girls, drinking and trucks. Their 2012 single Cruise is the best-selling digital country song of all time in the United States as of January 2014 and it is the only country song to ever receive the Diamond Award - over 10 million copies sold. Florida Georgia Line was formed in 2010 in Nashville, Tennessee, in December 2011, they signed a publishing/ production/ management deal with Big Loud Mountain, Craig Wisemans, Joey Mois, and Kevin Chief Zaruks partnership. Their second EP, Itz Just What We Do, charted on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart and they played on the 2012 Country Throwdown Tour, along with acts such as Josh Thompson, Corey Smith, Gary Allan, Justin Moore, and Rodney Atkins. They have also opened for Luke Bryan, Brantley Gilbert, Jake Owen, Jason Aldean, Colt Ford, on July 16,2012, they signed with Republic Nashville, part of the Big Machine Label Group. They released their album, Anything Goes on October 14,2014. Both members of Florida Georgia Line grew up and first gained interest in music through church worship services and he began learning to play guitar then began writing music inspired by Christian rock group Casting Crowns. Tyler Hubbard, a native of Monroe, Georgia, was a worship leader who formed a hip hop group, Ingenious Circuit. The two had a myriad of musical interests growing up, Me and my friends rode trucks, listened to Garth Brooks, Alabama, Lil Wayne and Eminem, said Kelley. The duo met at Belmont University in 2008 through a worship group. They moved in one another and began several odd jobs to pay bills. While independent, they recorded and digitally distributed their first EP and they were discovered by Nickelback producer Joey Moi at a county fair, and the three began entering the studio together. Unlike typical country music sessions, the group spent days polishing songs, in terms of production, the band modeled their sound on bands such as Nickelback, Shinedown, and Three Days Grace, while Moi aimed for each song to resemble hair metal group Def Leppard in structure. Kelley likes to think of his career not as a career, Country music is always evolving and will continue to evolve, he told FORBES magazine. Florida Georgia Lines first EP, released December 14,2010, is a 6-song EP produced with Wesley Walker, all of the songs were written by either Hubbard or Hubbard and Kelley. The EP consists of the songs Youre Country, Now That Shes Gone, Man I Am Today, Never Let Her Go, Black Tears, the song Black Tears was also on Jason Aldeans 2012 album Night Train
8. Joey + Rory – Joey + Rory was an American country and bluegrass duo composed of singer-songwriters Rory Lee Feek and Joey Feek, who were husband and wife. Both members of the duo were vocalists and songwriters, with Rory also playing acoustic guitar, Rory Lee Feek had written singles for other artists prior to the duos foundation. The duo was the third-place finalist on CMTs competition Can You Duet in 2008, the duo recorded eight studio albums for Vanguard Records and Farmhouse Recordings and charted three singles on Hot Country Songs. Before the duos foundation, Rory Lee Feek worked as a songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee, Rory also founded the independent label Giantslayer Records in 2004, on which Joey recorded a solo album entitled Strong Enough to Cry in 2005. This album was released in CD format and digital download in 2008, Rory also recorded a solo album on Giantslayer Records, titled My Ol Man, which he made available only as a download. Joey + Rory performed on the CMT competition Can You Duet in 2008, shortly after the competition, they were signed to the independent label Sugar Hill Records. They returned to the Can You Duet stage to perform Cheater, Cheater on Original Song Night for the second season. The duos debut album, The Life of a Song, was released on October 28,2008 on Sugar Hill Records, the album debuted at No.10 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart, and No.61 on the all-genre Billboard 200. Its lead-off single, Cheater, Cheater, was recorded by the duo Bomshel. Kristy Osmonson, one-half of that duo, co-wrote the song with the Feeks, bomshels version was released as a single in early 2008, although it did not chart. Joey + Rorys version was released in September 2008, featuring a video that included a cameo from Naomi Judd. Joey + Rorys version peaked at No.30 on the music charts in early 2009. The duo has appeared in television commercials for the online retailer Overstock. com. In February 2009, the duo was nominated for the Academy of Country Music Awards Top Vocal Duo. The albums third single, To Say Goodbye, was released to radio on July 27,2009, Joey + Rory released their first holiday single, the Carl Jackson-produced Its Christmas Time, on November 16,2009 to country radio and November 24,2009 to digital retailers. The single was released in partnership with CMT One Country, which donated a portion of proceeds from the single to various charities. Additionally, Rory Feek, along with Tim Johnson, created the Song Trust, under which an album of Christmas songs performed by children, titled Merry Kidsmas, was released. Joey + Rory announced on October 15,2009, that they were in the working on the follow-up album to The Life of a Song
9. The Aldridge Sisters – The Aldridge Sisters, Sheila and Sherry Aldridge, are an American singing act that appeared on The Lawrence Welk Show from 1977 to 1982. Sherry Aldridge and Sheila Aldridge grew up in North Carolina and their parents are the late Talton Aldridge and Jacqueline Goins Aldridge. Sheila and Sherry started out singing in church, holiday pageants, nightclubs, high school plays and also performed in community theater, while looking for their big break in show business, they both worked as flight attendants for a major airline. The Aldridge Sisters first auditioned for Lawrence Welk in 1977 when he and his family held a concert in nearby Nashville, although impressed. Not long after that, they were teamed with Roger and David Otwell, another newly hired sibling act to form the musical act of The Aldridge Sisters and it was a hit with live audiences and viewers alike. Since the Welk show, the sisters appeared on shows including Dinah Shore, Hee Haw. Sheila and Sherry recorded a Christmas album, The Gift, with the Billy Andrusco Trio
10. Autumn Hill – Autumn Hill is a Canadian country music duo composed of Mike Robins and Tareya Green. Their debut single, Anything At All, entered the Canadian Hot 100 in January 2013 and it is included on their debut album Favourite Mistake, released September 10,2013. Robins grew up just outside Toronto and listened to his father’s classic-rock collection and he gigged throughout high school and university as a singer/songwriter. He eventually landed a spot in 2010 backing up with singer/songwriter Hope on a tour through North America. He then worked with producers on his own songs, L. A. He found a passion for country guitar led to the 2011 solo single “No Mercy, Green studied multi-media at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary, Alberta and was developing websites for famous entertainers. She had a passion for songwriting and playing the piano and she began posting homemade performances on YouTube, where Wax Records co-founder Jamie Appleby heard her talented vocals online. She was asked to travel to Toronto to explore her musical talent further, in January 2012 she moved to Toronto