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“…had me immediately!” – Keith Urban
“…Simple and heartbreakingly direct.”— ROLLING STONE, Top Ten List
We’re excited to bring back The Young Fables, a promising country duo comprised of three-time American Idol vet Laurel Wright and accomplished guitarist and vocalist Wesley Lunsford. The act hails from Maryville, TN and has already collected impressive accolades including the Grand Prize at the Texaco Country Showdown which landed Laurel on the Ryman Auditorium stage at age 16.
Fast forward five years to 2017, the band spent the year engaging and organically expanding their grassroots following while on the road supporting their debut release Two. They’ve appeared with such notable acts as Lauren Alaina, Josh Turner, Sara Evans, Chris Janson, Randy Houser, The Band Perry and Chris Lane. Quickly becoming a breakthrough face on the country scene, outlets like the world-renown “The Boot,” “NASH Country Daily,” the UK’s “Think Country” and TN Vacation all spotlighted this emerging act. Capturing the ears and attention of two of the industry’s most revered names, Keith Urban said they “had me immediately” and Big Machine CEO Scott Borchetta praised “a flawless vocal.”
The fan-favorite “Covering Your Tracks” video series solidified Laurel and Wesley as prolific online performers and a stand out act in Music City. Securing a win at the Nashville finals of the NASH FM nationwide NASH NEXT competition, the radio giant embraced the duo as an America’s Morning Show Ty, Kelly and Chuck favorite, regularly highlighting The Young Fables’ songwriting strength in the Ten Minute Tune segment. Partnering with CMT, the network exclusively premiered their first single “Completely,” a song that would go on to find regular rotation on video programming like The Country Network.
In 2018, the duo wrapped recording on their sophomore album titled Old Songs with the Grammy Award winning producer Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay, Brandon Heath & Caedmon’s Call). These ten songs establish The Young Fables’ sonic home in the Country/Americana community as a modern proclaimer and preservationist of classic country’s storytelling roots.
An invitation from Shania Twain to appear on USA Network’s “Real Country”, showcasing the nation’s top emerging country artists, gained the duo national notability and secured the team’s spot on the story of country music.