Thursday, 7 July 2016

Duo Haley & Michaels release new single “Drinking About You”

 First New Music From Their Forthcoming EP, Taking Off

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Friday, July 1) – Up-and-coming duo, Haley & Michaels, are kicking off the holiday weekend with their brand new single, “Drinking About You,” 
available on Spotify now (US regions) and featured on Spotify's New Music Friday playlist. The moody track, written by the duo Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels along with co-writers Jeff Cohen and Zach Abend, is the first song released from their soon-to-be-released EP, Taking Off. 

“‘Drinking About You’ is our pretty honest interpretation of what happens when you start drinking and over-thinking,” reveal Haley & Michaels. “It’s about that kind of night where you’re trying to move on but you can only think of the one thing you’re trying to forget.” 
The duo, who recently made The Huffington Post’s 2016 Artists To Watch list, has been writing and recording their new EP over the last few months, honing a sound that is uniquely identifiable, focusing on a conversation within a song. 

“We didn’t want to play it safe and we took chances in the studio with this new music and we can’t wait to get it out there,” Haley & Michaels recently told Taste of Country. 

The band’s upcoming EP, produced by Zach Abend and Reid Shippen, will also include “Giving It All (To You),” a song the couple created as they were writing their wedding vows for their May 2015 nuptials. The song gained traction, thanks in large part to SiriusXM’s “The Highway,” upon its 2015 release. Last fall, Hoda Kotb discovered the duo's single 
"Giving It All (To You)" and featured it during the iHoda segment, where she suggested the track to viewers.

A few weeks later, Kotb invited Haley & Michaels to make their national television debut on NBC’s Today. The duo was invited back for a second performance, where they performed their holiday tune, “The Very Merry Little Christmas Medley.”

About Haley & Michaels
Haley & Michaels grew up in Northern California just three miles apart, but didn't meet until their guitarist introduced them in Nashville several years ago. They had immediate chemistry and have been writing and recording together ever since; they were married in May 2015. The duo has experienced great success on SiriusXM's "The Highway" and has sold more than 150,000 units independently.

They grew up only 3 miles apart in Northern California — though Shannon Haley and Ryan Michaels didn’t know each other until well after each had embarked on their own musical career in Nashville. Shortly after meeting they began singing and writing together and discovered an electric musical connection. With two unique voices coming together as one complete sound, there is no lead singer in this duo. Their vocal blend and harmonies carry their music, each song showing two halves of a conversation that unfolds over time.

Over the past couple of years, the duo — now Haley & Michaels — have quietly gone about building their music career inch by inch and piece by piece.

L to R: Ryan Michaels and Shannon Haley
Photo Credit: Jon Paul Bruno
In 2014, “Just Another Love Song”, their debut single, premiered on Sirius XM The Highway and had sold 25,000 copies worldwide. The video, directed by CMA Video Of The Year award winning Shane Drake, climbed to the top of the CMT Pure playlist, and entered into the top 10 on the GAC Countdown and spent 20 straight weeks on the chart.
Their newly released self-titled debut EP, produced by CMA Award Winning producers Kyle Jacobs and Matt McClure, captured the signature vocal arrangements, the passion, and the artistic depth of the duo.

On release day, Sirius XM The Highway showcased another song from the duo, “One More Night To Break”, which was co-written with the Warren Brothers. Adding to the excitement, The Highway has also added the duo’s compelling version of the cover “500 Miles” to their rotation.
From writing their songs to promoting them, Haley & Michaels have done everything independently — which is quickly becoming a business model in the industry that works.
In 2013, the duo swept through the Nashville Independent Music Awards, winning 4 awards including Song Of The Year and Artist Of The Year. They say they are just trying to soak everything in along the way.
After seeing their magnetic chemistry in their high energy stage show, industry powerhouse William Morris Agency came on board to represent them. They have been touring with and opening shows for country music stars such as Brett Eldredge, Parmalee, Clint Black, Hank Williams Jr., Dustin Lynch, and the latest, Martina McBride.

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