Not only are some of the new artists getting younger, but this duo has grabbed a market on the word. The Young Fables (TYF) are an emerging modern traditional country duo comprised of three-time American Idol veteran, Laurel Wright and accomplished guitarist and vocalist Wesley Lunsford. The Maryville, TN natives have 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 duo spent the year engaging and organically expanding their grassroots following while on the road supporting their debut release “Two.”
They’ve shared the stage with such notable acts as Lauren Alaina, Josh Turner, Sara Evans, Chris Janson, Randy Houser, The Band Perry and Chris Lane. Capturing the ears and attention of some of the industry’s most revered names, Keith Urban said they “had me immediately” and Big Machine CEO Scott Borchetta praised “a flawless vocal.” Sheryl Crow tweeted “Just heard The Young Fables in the Nashville Airport. Laurel’s as good as any country singer out there!”
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.
This year, they have 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.
The Young Fables are a refreshing duo, who are making a mark on the solid road to some great country music. Keep up with them at www.theyoungfables.com
New Album & Single
Pre-Sale: Starts March 16 (features three instant gratification tracks)
Release date: May 4
Produced by Grammy Award Winning Mitch Dane (Jars of Clay, Brandon Heath & Caedmon’s Call)
Ten personal, modern traditional country tunes.
Lead single: “Half as Good”
Releasing: March 23
This track follows an individual who becomes enlightened to the fact that their life can be much happier when they open themselves up to a relationship.