American Young Named "Ones To Watch" by Country Weekly
Curb Records duo American Young has landed a coveted spot in Country Weekly's 2014 issue of "One's to Watch." The story is showcased inside the February 24th issue which is on newsstands today. Each year, Country Weekly hand selects a small group of promising new talent. These artists are the publication's projections on who they believe will be the stars of tomorrow. After listening to countless tunes, the editorial staff granted American Young a spot in this year’s edition. The magazine has an impressive group of those who were showcased in previous years including Kacey Musgraves, Parmalee, Dustin Lynch, Jana Kramer, Charlie Worsham, and Thomas Rhett.
Produced by award winning platinum artist, Lee Brice, the duo's debut single, "Love Is War" continues to impress consumers and fellow artists alike. Lee Brice says of American Young, "Their level of professionalism and vision for where they want to go is unparalleled." Following the launch of their radio single was a groundbreaking music video for the song that culminated with the recent release of a powerful promotional video that showcases the passion and musical movement that is American Young. In the piece, Kristy Osmunson says, "I want to change the world. It's a little lofty, but I know Music does that."
Since launching, American Young has been featured on iTunes, CMT, GAC, The Examiner, The Boot, Taste of Country, Yahoo, Yallwire and more, performed at the Billboard Film & TV conference and shared the stage with the likes of Lee Brice, Sheryl Crow, Carrie Underwood, Hunter Hayes, Kellie Pickler, Martina McBride and more. Earlier this week, American Young was honored and referenced in Guy Gilchrist's famous "Nancy" comic strip on February 12th.
American Young… Its name conjures up something big, something that stands for something. No doubt, its creators - songsmiths, producers and entertainers, Jon Stone and Kristy Osmunson declare it this way. It’s more than a name. It’s a movement. Jon and Kristy both exude an unparalleled passion for music and more importantly it’s meaning. They are seasoned veterans on how music can inherently affect emotion and even culture. The collaborative fresh, new duo already claim songwriting credits for hit makers Kenny Chesney, Lee Brice, Rascal Flatts, Blake Shelton and more. Recording and writing comes from a deep, poignant place with a desire to affect global audiences with songs featuring tight harmonies and storytelling. American Young’s critically acclaimed debut single “Love is War” is currently spinning at country radio. A bold new sound has therefore arrived.